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The Rhode Island business community is brimming with optimism as it relates to the future of the state’s economy, according to a real-time survey conducted at the Santander Bank and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual economic outlook breakfast on Tuesday. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. board on Monday approved up to $3.3 million in tax credits for eMoney Advisor LLC, a Pennsylvania-based firm that plans to open an office downtown and hire 100 full-time employees by 2020. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February at 4.5 percent was 0.9 percentage points lower than it was in February 2016, putting it among the top 10 states with significantly different rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Rhode Island added the highest percentage of new construction jobs over the past year in the nation in February at 12.2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
President Donald Trump won an important victory in his efforts to restrict travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries, even though he still can’t enforce it. more
Falling to a level not seen since May 2001, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in February, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
When it comes to innovation, Rhode Island falls in the middle among the states, while Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire are among the top 10 best. more
The majority of business owners believe that economic conditions will improve this year, according to the Citizens Commercial Banking Survey released this week that examined the effect of the presidential election on future mergers and acquisitions. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to a seven-week high, representing a departure from other data showing a solid labor market. more
EMoney Advisor, an interactive financial technology firm, wants to open a software development office in downtown Providence, where it will hire up to 100 new employees. It also is seeking up to $3.3 million in tax credits, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor said Wednesday. more
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