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It’s not exactly up there with immigration, trade, and abortion for controversy: Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s announcement earlier this week that a redesigned $10 bill will feature a portrait of a woman is one of the few feel-good stories of the summer. more
Rhode Island ranked third from last among states and the District of Columbia for losing 900 construction jobs in May compared with May 2014. more
Rhode Island had the largest year over year unemployment drop in May at 2 percentage points, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
With All My Heart Child Care Inc. received the 2015 New Bedford Area Small Business of the Year Award this week from the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and BankFive. more
A multifamily rental market report indicates rents are rising in most areas of the Northeast, including in Rhode Island, where they have climbed an average of 6 percent in four years. more
(Updated 2:19 and 3:50 p.m.) The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the new “Real Jobs Rhode Island” initiative, according to the governor’s office. more
The union representing most of the University of Rhode Island’s part-time faculty plans to picket the governor’s office by early July if stalled contract talks have not resumed in earnest by then, union leaders said this week. more
A generation of economists trained to believe that trade had little to do with the long decline in high-paying U.S. factory jobs is changing its mind. more
Providence Business News has chosen the winners of the 2015 40 under Forty competition, to be honored Thursday, July 23, at Aldrich Mansion in Warwick. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
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