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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the job market is sustaining progress. more
The labor-market recovery that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seeks is proving incomplete as many U.S. workers languish in part-time jobs. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo plans to nominate Kate Blacklock, Carmen Diaz-Jusino, Michelle Kwan and Lorén Spears to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. more
Corvias Campus Living has landed a $517 million contract with the University of Georgia to maintain and expand the school system’s student housing. more
Year over year, Rhode Island collections for the 5 percent hotel tax increased by about 3.4 percent this past January, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
The Volvo Ocean Race will continue Sunday as the six boats depart for the 2,800-mile nautical mile journey to Lisbon. more
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in a Massachusetts industrial park in June 2013. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area decreased by three-tenths of a percentage point in January compared with the same period last year, to 1.7 percent from 2 percent, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Warwick again had the lowest unemployment rate among select cities in Rhode Island at 6.1 percent in February, according to data released Thursday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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