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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to grant final approval to Deepwater Wind LLC’s Block Island Wind Farm. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in August over July to 128.3. more
A miniature park near the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street and wider sidewalks are among the improvements slated for the area over the next six months, according to the city, Brown University and two neighborhood management groups. more
It’s back to square one for Rhode Island’s redevelopment of the former Shooters nightclub property in Providence. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management officially broke off talks May 1 with Bowl Arts LLC, the community group that had been hoping to build a concert and performing arts venue on the site. more
Jewelry maker Alex and Ani LLC is replacing its chief financial officer and adding six new senior executives as part of a 250-employee national expansion, the company announced Monday. more
Three Rhode Island waterfront restaurants have been named among the top 100 scenic view restaurants in the country, based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted as part of the OpenTable 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards. more
Passenger traffic declined in September at T.F. Green Airport, registering 297,077 travelers, a drop of nearly 6 percent compared with September 2013, according to the latest report released by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Rhode Island added 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the second quarter of the year, according to revised figures put out by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday afternoon. more
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