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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in the country in April despite a drop to 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
The V-22 Osprey’s deadliest accident stemmed partly from “undeniably intense” pressure to show progress for the new tilt-rotor aircraft, according to the U.S. Marine Corps commandant. more
Treasury 30-year bonds extended their rally this year to 13 percent as Europe’s economic growth lags behind expectations and central bankers around the world make the case for keeping interest rates low. more
More than eight in 10 Rhode Island drivers wear seat belts, the highest number ever recorded in the state, according to a 2013 study released Friday by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. more
Forty percent of Rhode Island small-business owners consider Rhode Island’s regulatory environment relatively poor compared with other states, and 66 percent believe there are too many regulations imposed on businesses in the state, according to the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform’s 2014 Small Business Survey. more
In 2013, Rhode Island fully met standards for quality in its state-supported early-learning program, according to “The State of Preschool 2013,” a report from the National Institute of Early Education Research. more
The city has reached an agreement with the developer of the proposed South Street Landing project on three property tax stabilization deals that would generate $9.9 million in tax revenue over 15 years, Mayor Angel Taveras said Thursday. more
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $20.85 million grant to T.F. Green Airport for the next phase of its ongoing runway relocation project, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Thursday. more
(Updated, 4:21 p.m.) The state awarded $6.3 million in grants to 26 communities to improve recreational facilities. more
(Updated, 5:12 p.m.) Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in April from 8.7 in March, according to seasonally adjusted data provided by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March. more
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