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Rhode Island economic momentum was buoyed by “a bit of a rebound” in November, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Janet Yellen’s U.S. Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates next week, because doing so could jeopardize economic growth and worsen inequality, said Nobel laureate Eric Maskin. more
If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, brace yourself. more
For all the angst over where the world’s benchmark bond yield is going, its level on Christmas Eve is almost exactly the same as a year ago. more
About 8.3 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s U.S.-run shopping markets this year, the U.S. said Tuesday, surpassing last year’s total and signaling good news for hospital and health insurance companies. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
Dunkin’ Donuts, in a bid to catch up to the technology prowess of Starbucks Corp., is testing on-the-go ordering and delivery service in some U.S. markets. more
A Canadian company that has proposed to import cement through the Port of Providence is scheduled for a hearing Thursday at Providence City Hall on its request for tax incentives to improve its local facility. more
An “inauspicious start” to the fourth quarter is at least not as bad as it could be, as reflected in economic momentum in Rhode Island that slowed in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
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