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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Interior supported 774 jobs in fiscal 2018.

Department of the Interior reports economic impact in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of the Interior supported 774 jobs and had an economic output of $62.3 million in Rhode Island fiscal 2018,...
THE NEW YORK Fed's measure of inflation expectations three years from now slipped to 2.4% in September, the lowest level in data going back to 2013. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. inflation expectations slip to record low in Fed survey

NEW YORK – A gauge of inflation expectations from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York fell in September to the lowest level in...
RHODE ISLAND gas prices declined 1 cent this week to $2.49 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices dip 1 cent this week

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 1 cent this week to $2.49 per gallon, 15 cents...
FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia II said he is taking a temporary leave of absence and will forgo reelection campaign efforts. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Correia takes leave of absence

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II will take a leave of absence and is suspending his reelection efforts, Correia announced Tuesday.Correia did...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, has released her order pertaining to the state takeover of the Providence Public School District effective Nov. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State takeover of PPSD to begin Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE – The state takeover of the Providence Public School District will begin Nov. 1, the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday.Concurrently, R.I. Education...
THE CCI in Rhode Island was 67, indicating expansion. However, the value declined from a value of 83 one month prior. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy slows in August despite scattered growth

PROVIDENCE – The state’s current conditions index for August matched its value from one year ago at 67, a decline from 83 one month prior.Despite...

Middletown firm lands two Navy contracts worth $10.7m

MIDDLETOWN – MIKEL Inc. has been awarded two U.S. Navy contracts worth about $10.7 million, the Middletown-based company announced late Thursday.The larger of the...
PRESCRIPTION DRUG costs for some seniors on Medicare are expected to significantly jump next year due to an expiring element of the Affordable Care Act. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Drug costs for some U.S. seniors to rise by hundreds of...

NEW YORK – Senior citizens with high prescription drug costs are facing hundreds of dollars in additional expenses next year, according to a new...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER

Average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., increases 4.2% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., was $999 in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.2% increase year over year,...
THE DEM is seeking school to participate in a free program to remove and dispose of banned or unwanted laboratory chemicals.

DEM seeks schools for free laboratory chemical removal program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Friday that is seeking more schools to participate in a program to remove and dispose...
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