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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
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
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in August over July to 128.3. more
Bill Huling, director of New England operations for Sims Metal Management, stepped back as another dump truck banged off the roll-on scales, reversed up to a three-story mound of broken metal chunks and, with the crash of a building collapse, dropped several additional tons at its foot. more
It has been a tumultuous year for Cranston-based jewelry maker Alex and Ani and its founder, Carolyn Rafaelian. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
Alex and Ani LLC will cut nine jobs from its Seven Swords Media unit as it prepares to turn over much of its marketing work to an external advertising agency. The jewelry manufacturer said earlier this week it had selected MODCo Group of New York as its advertising agency of record following a search that was completed in April. more
The unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in October, declining two percentage points compared with the year prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
WalletHub, the personal finance social network, released a study looking at the rates at which S&P 100 companies are taxed at the state, federal and international levels. more
Unemployment in Rhode Island slid one-tenth of a percentage point in May to a seasonally adjusted 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent in April, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. Last month also represented the first time since April 2013 that the state’s civilian labor force improved on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. more
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