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Rhode Island ranked second-to-last in the country for losing 1,300 construction jobs, or 7.9 percent of the total, in August compared with August 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island led the nation with the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease in August at 1.8 percentage points. more
Joseph Kask has been elected by the partners of BlumShapiro as the firm’s new managing partner, effective Jan. 1. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased in August, helped by a stronger housing market and showing slow, steady growth into 2016. more
A $194,800 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant has been awarded to Clean Bays to remove marine debris from the Seekonk and Providence rivers and upper Narragansett Bay. more
Harvard University, the world’s richest school, will collect another multimillion donation, this one for its medical school. more
The U.S. Census Bureau released data from its 2014 American Community Survey showing that the uninsured rate for Rhode Island was 7.4 percent, a drop from 11.3 percent the year before. more
U.S. stocks ended lower, after swinging between gains and losses, as the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates near zero percent raised questions about the strength of the global economy. more
Roger Williams University will reorient its mission as “Roger’s Revolution” to “strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning,” RWU President Donald J. Farish announced Thursday afternoon. more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday. more
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