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Six Rhode Island municipalities and 10 state and quasi-public agencies are in violation of the state’s Access to Public Records Act, according to an audit performed by the Access/RI nonprofit coalition and MuckRock collaborative news site and public records request platform. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranks No. 52 in a list of the 100 best cities for women in business, compiled by the Bizwomen business journal and released Thursday. more
Rhode Island community health centers contributed an estimated $226 million to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported 1,779 jobs, according to a study released Friday by the Rhode Island Health Center Association. more
Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month in July, showing the world’s largest economy is making strides toward sustaining faster growth entering the sixth year of expansion. The jobless rate rose as growing confidence prompted more Americans to look for work. more
KVH Industries Inc., a provider of guidance and Internet systems for the maritime and defense industries, reported second-quarter net income of $55,000, or zero cents per share, an improvement over the first-quarter net loss of $1.1 million but a 96.5 percent decline compared with net income of $1.6 million, or 10 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2013. more
Banco Santander SA, Spain’s biggest bank, said second-quarter profit rose 38 percent, beating analyst estimates, helped by the U.K. and a recovery in its home market. more
Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. ranked No. 69 in Business Insurance Magazine’s Top 100 List of Insurance Brokerages for 2014, moving up two places from its ranking last year at No. 71. more
U.S. stocks joined a global selloff, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first monthly drop since January, as Exxon Mobil Corp. to Micron Technology Inc. tumbled amid weaker corporate results. more
GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
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