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Competitive advantage can take many forms. Innovation, for instance, is one of the strongest defenses against competitors and the hallmark of the successful, modern business. But the physical world can provide an advantage that is just as … more
PROVIDENCE – State leaders last week launched new incentive programs aimed at spurring economic growth across Rhode Island. "We have moved quickly to create programs to attract and grow business here and jump-start our economy," said Gov. … more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation last week released a 10-year transportation vision for the state. The plan, based on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's RhodeWorks proposal, positions Rhode Island to become the third state in the … more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. were little changed last week, hovering close to four- decade lows and showing steady progress in the labor market. more
The New England jobless rate dropped 1.1 percentage points year over year in September to 4.6 percent. The rate was unchanged from August, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Age discrimination is pervasive in the U.S., despite laws that prohibit it. more
For the sixth year in a row, Rhode Island has earned a national award as the top-performer in a small state for unemployment insurance tax operations. more
PAWTUCKET – Boosted by Star Wars sales, Hasbro Inc. beat analyst estimates in the third quarter, showing a profit of $207.6 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, compared with $180.5 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. … more
PROVIDENCE – As of September, Rhode Island has recovered 65.8 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training said last week. Connecticut and Maine also … more
The New England Economic Partnership economic forecast, detailed in this week's Op-Ed piece by Bryant University economist Edinaldo Tebaldi, predicts that while job growth will occur in Rhode Island over the next few years, it will be uneven across … more
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