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A federal court jury on Thursday convicted a 34-year-old Providence man in connection with a counterfeit check scheme that defrauded local banks of at least $800,000. more
The University of Rhode Island has appointed business professor Kathryn Jervis interim dean of the College of Business Administration. more
Consumer confidence fell in February as gas prices started to rise from a six-year low and damped Americans’ optimism about the economy. more
(Updated 11:42 a.m.) The deadline to enroll in insurance plans through HealthSource RI is Sunday, and those who miss it risk going without health coverage this year. more
Rhode Island will receive $100,000 to support recreational boating, as part of $12.2 million in competitive grants that were awarded to states through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program. more
There’s a lot riding on Valentine’s Day for romantics trying to woo their sweethearts - and for the U.S. economy, too. more
Leaders of small businesses eager to win Small Business Innovation Research grants asked a federal administrator at a roundtable Thursday to take steps to help them navigate the complex process. more
Rhode Island taxation officials said Thursday that refunds of state personal income taxes may be delayed slightly, due to additional steps being taken to counter fraudulent activity. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for job creation, according to Gallup’s annual ranking of state job markets in 2014. more
The city of Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December of the four cities in the metro area at 9.3 percent, even though it declined 3.4 percentage points from a year ago, according to information released Thursday for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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