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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has awarded a $2.5 million grant for advanced manufacturing initiatives to the Community College of Rhode Island. more
Thirty-one percent of Rhode Island public schools have been classified in the lowest performance categories, compared with 25 percent last year. more
A U.S. District Court jury has awarded $10.7 million to Server Technology Inc., a manufacturer of data-center power distribution units based in Reno, Nev., ending the company’s seven-year patent infringement case against American Power Conversation Corp., the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Saturday. more
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. more
Nine months after launching its service connecting passengers to drivers of luxury cars in Providence, San Francisco-based Uber announced Friday it will expand its Rhode Island footprint to include Newport and Narragansett. more
Tech Collective, an industry association for information technology and bioscience, has announced a call for applicants for its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, the program’s second year following its launch in 2013. more
The House Finance Committee late Thursday night passed an $8.7 billion state budget bill unveiled by Democratic leadership that would lower the state’s corporate tax rate and cut estate taxes, while raising the gas tax and motor vehicle fees. more
UnitedHealthcare has recognized four Rhode Island companies in its 2014 Well Deserved Awards, presented annually to employers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving employees' health and well-being through work-site wellness programs. more
Employers added 217,000 jobs in May to push U.S. payrolls past their pre-recession peak and the jobless rate held at an almost six-year low as the economy gained traction. more
Susan McTiernan, a scholar, educator and administrator, will become dean of Roger Williams University’s business school, effective July 31. more
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