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The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent from 8 percent a month earlier. more
The owner of Alhambra Building Company has been sentenced to two years probation for failing to pay workers prevailing wages and filing false claims in order to collect more than $1.8 million in federal funds during a West Warwick textile mill renovation project. more
Embolden, a digital-communications group, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Crown Philanthropic Solutions, which specializes in philanthropic technology. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th in the nation for five-year growth of total workers’ compensation benefits paid (including both cash and medical benefits), according to research by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranked last in a survey of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in July after an increase of 0.4 percent in June, the fifth consecutive month of gains in the state’s economic indicator index produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
Real gross domestic product grew in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas last year, but the Providence-Warwick area saw a slowdown in the growth rate for the period, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
Providence didn’t make the cut in a national survey of the best cities for couples. more
A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to foster startups, creating more than 100 jobs. more
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