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Consumer confidence improved in January to a three-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the prospects for the economy, labor market and their incomes. more
In a partnership announced Thursday, Roger Williams University’s School of Continuing Education will provide customized educational and workforce development programming to residents in the cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was little changed last week, holding near four-decade lows that highlight strength in the job market. more
United Way of Rhode Island awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corp. a $150,000 grant in support of the organization’s Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund and its development of safe, high-quality learning environments for children. more
Consumer confidence retreated more than forecast in April as Americans’ optimism about the outlook for the economy and employment waned. more
Factory production fell more than forecast in May, reflecting declining output of vehicles and business equipment that show U.S. manufacturing is still hobbled by weak global demand. more
The city of Providence has been awarded $499,672 in grants through the Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Program created by the U.S. Labor Department. more
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes slumped in September to a 10-month low, disrupting a trend of steady improvement this year in the industry. more
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is planning a $200 million phased expansion of its manufacturing plant here, to facilitate production of its drug, Soliris, and other products. more
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