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EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION COSTS per hour worked in New England were $42.06 in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: New England has highest employee compensation costs in nation in...

PROVIDENCE – Total compensation costs for a private industry employer in New England averaged $42.06 per hour worked in September, according to the U.S....
CAI SOFTWARE has acquired Casco Development based in Portland, Maine. Above, CAI Software CEO Brian Rigney. / COURTESY CAI SOFTWARE

CAI Software acquires Portland, Maine-based company

SMITHFIELD – CAI Software LLC has acquired Portland, Maine-based Casco Development LLC, adding 22 employees to the company, the two companies announced Monday evening.The...
VETERAN HOMELESSNESS increased in Rhode Island from 2017 to 2018 but declined nationally, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Report: R.I. homelessness declines 6.7 percent in 2018, number of homeless...

PROVIDENCE - Homelessness in Rhode Island declined 6.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Housing and...
JOHN C. SIMMONS, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council. RIPEC released a fiscal 2016 expenditure assessment Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPEC: R.I. FY16 direct general expenditure ranks in highest half of...

PROVIDENCE – In fiscal 2016, Rhode Island was among the top half of highest spending states in the nation per $1,000 of personal income...
GENERAL ELECTRIC is creating a new independent software company. As part of the shift, the head of GE Digital, Bill Ruh, will step down. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

GE forms new software company in overhaul of digital strategy

NEW YORK - General Electric Co. is creating an independent company for its software business as the struggling manufacturer rethinks what had been a key...
THE EPA Region 1 has launched the Smart Sectors program for the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors. The program will facilitate collaboration and dialogue between the EPA and the regulated sectors./ COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA N.E. launches collaboration program with maritime, food and beverage, outdoor...

PROVIDENCE - The Environmental Protection Agency New England launched a sector-based program Wednesday to work with the maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation...
WASHINGTON COUNTY had the highest percent GDP growth from 2014 to 2015 in Rhode Island while Providence County accounted for the majority of all GDP in the state. Meanwhile, Bristol County, Mass., GDP was larger than all counties' GDP in Rhode Island, except Providence County. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Report: Providence County accounts for majority of GDP in R.I., Washington...

PROVIDENCE – Providence County accounted for more real gross domestic product in Rhode Island than all other counties combined in 2015, according to a...
MORTGAGE DELINQUENCY in Rhode Island declined 0.7 percentage points to 4.9 percent in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID CALVERT

Mortgage delinquency rate in R.I. declines to 4.9% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Mortgage delinquency of 30 days or more in Rhode Island declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.9 percent in September,...
LARA SALAMANO will depart her role as chief marketing officer at Commerce RI for the private sector in mid-January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce CMO Salamano to return to private sector in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp.’s Chief Marketing Officer Lara Salamano is leaving the administration to return to the private sector in mid-January, according to...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $627,575 in September, an 8.5 percent increase from September 2017. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $139,323 for the month, a 76.2 percent year over year increase. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

1% hotel tax collections jump up in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in September totaled $627,575, an 8.5 percent increase from the year prior,...
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