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The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 34th out of 40 metropolitan areas for startup activity, an improvement of four spots from last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Tracy L. Lafreniere was named Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony Thursday morning at North Smithfield Elementary School, where she works as a reading specialist and literacy coach. more
CVS Health Corp. ranked 10th on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. companies by revenue, jumping two spots from last year. more
Rhode Island has among the fewest properties at risk for hurricane storm surges, according to CoreLogic, which examined 19 states and the District of Columbia along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launched his White House bid on the lakefront of the city where his political career began. Florida Senator Marco began his quest in Miami, surrounded by friends and family. more
Systems Engineering Associates Corp. on Wednesday announced it has received a three-year, $30 million contract to support the Electromagnetic Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport. more
Single-family home sales increased on an annual basis in every state in the First District, except Massachusetts, where the number of sales declined, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report that notes economic conditions from early April to late May. more
A revised truck toll bill that exempts all but tractor-trailers from a system of proposed statewide highway tolls will be discussed Thursday at the state Senate Finance Committee. more
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