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Job openings rose in February to the highest level in 14 years, indicating the U.S. labor market remained resilient even as the economy was cooling. more
A senior official with the U.S. Economic Development Administration will tour several business facilities in Rhode Island Wednesday and meet with business representatives, to identify ways the federal agency can help promote economic growth, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. more
Professors at Brown University make the most in Rhode Island, while those at the New England Institute of Technology make the least, according to a 2013 salary study by the Chronicle of Higher Education. But on average, male professors made 19.4 percent more in compensation than their female Ocean State colleagues. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 1.6 percent in February compared with February 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
A newly formed I-195 Redevelopment District Commission met for the first time Monday, encouraged in welcoming comments by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, and its own leadership. more
The nonprofit Grow Smart RI released its 2015 Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards on Monday, recognizing state residents, businesses and government agencies for launching innovative preservation and revitalization solutions. more
Responding to shareholder concerns over the level of executive compensation, Hasbro Inc. made changes to the pay package of President and CEO Brian Goldner, with the result that his total compensation for 2014 fell 46.7 percent to $14.6 million in 2014, according to the company’s proxy statement filed Monday. more
National Grid on Monday announced its fiscal 2016 statewide infrastructure “safety and reliability” plan to improve its electric and natural gas systems, totaling an estimated $150 million. more
A cost-sharing proposal for a wastewater system upgrade could allow the long-awaited American Tourister Mill project to move forward to construction. more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley said the pace of interest-rate increases is likely to be “shallow” once the Fed starts to tighten, and recent economic weakness probably won’t persist. more
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