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Rhode Island pays more than it should for fire protection compared with the rest of the nation. As a result city and state officials have been trying to rein in some of the practices that lead to that issue. And we're not even talking about the … more
Doing other people’s nails can be pretty crummy work, we all learned last month from Sarah Maslin Nir’s epic New York Times investigation of the work conditions in New York area nail salons. more
A “State of the States” municipal credit report showed that Rhode Island ranked 40th, an eight spot improvement over last year. more
The world of work is being transformed by digital technology. Jobs are out. Gigs are in. Everybody knows that. Except for, you know, most of the American labor force. That’s one conclusion you … more
It has become increasingly difficult to reconcile different sets of data to form a coherent and decisive picture of the U.S. economy. Nowhere is this problem more evident and consequential than when comparing the contrasting developments in job creation(which has been robust) and the sluggish gross domestic product and wage growth. The jobs report for May that will be released Friday won’t clarify the whole picture, though it could provide some clues. more
The picture is bleak, as it so often is when the subject is Rhode Island's economic health. The latest study by the Associated General Contractors of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the Ocean State ranked No. 49 among the 50 states and … more
Providence is one of the worst state capitals to live in in the country, according to WalletHub’s latest survey. more
Massachusetts may be the most innovative state, but Rhode Island is not too far behind. Rhode Island ranked 13th on a list of the leading technology states from the Massachusetts Innovation Economy’s annual index, and 14th on on the Bloomberg State Innovation Index. more
The state employee payroll delay last month has resulted in Rhode Island having to pay more than $1,000 in overdraft fees. more
PROVIDENCE – One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is "to get a better job," according to Wallet-Hub, but apparently Providence isn't the best place to look for one. The personal finance website said that Providence is the … more
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