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Acknowledging that economic development goes beyond creation of jobs to nurturing new skills in existing employees, banking and government leaders on Wednesday celebrated employees who recently completed industry-requested courses created through a state grant. more
Rhode Island is one of the worst states for business, ranking 46th – or fifth worst – in the nation for the second year in a row, according to Forbes.com. more
In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. more
Stories about lawsuits, free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, cybersecurity and the Pawtucket Red Sox were among the most-read news stories on PBN.com in 2015, according to Google Analytics. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. more
Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement in principle on a new labor contract, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after a 44-day strike. more
The Ocean State had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in April at 5.3 percent, behind only Connecticut at 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said this week. more
One of Adolf Hitler’s many blunders was to kick smart people out of his country. His hatred of Jews led him to expel a large number of Germany’s most accomplished scientists, many of whom went to the United States. more
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