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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE claims due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island totaled 2,040 from July 2 through Monday. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

COVID-19 UI filings rise by over 2K since July 2

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 specific unemployment insurance filings increased by 2,040 from July 2 through Monday, to 182,807, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...
THERE WERE 6.5 million U.S. hirings in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

U.S. hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of...

Custom home in Jamestown sold for $7M

JAMESTOWN – A custom-built, 5,500-square-foot house has sold for $7 million, according to the home builder. It is the highest price for a sale...

New small-business coalition, McKee pressure state for portion of CARES Act...

PROVIDENCE – Small-business owners, Rhode Island Lt. Governor Dan McKee and other elected officials announced Tuesday the formation of the R.I. Small Business Coalition...

R.I. HPI rise 2nd highest in N.E. in May

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Home Price Index increased 5.7% year over year in May, CoreLogic said on Tuesday. The rate of increase ranked No....
JEFF GARDNER, CEO of the Exeter-based Carousel Industries of North America Inc., working in his office during the pandemic. / COURTESY OF JEFF GARDNER/CAROUSEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Coping with COVID-19: Carousel Industries of North America Inc.

EXETER – Jeff Gardner, CEO of Carousel Industries of North America Inc., an IT consulting, and management company specializing in cloud solutions, data, networking,...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth announced Monday its plans to reopen campus in the fall.

UMass Dartmouth unveils campus reopening plan

DARTMOUTH – Offering a combination of face-to-face, blended and remote-learning courses, requiring face coverings on campus and using specific residence halls for quarantining are...

SBA identifies companies approved for largest PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – Roughly 2,400 Rhode Island businesses received at least $150,000 in forgivable payroll loans, with 14 companies approved for upwards of $5 million,...
VICTOR CURET (right), owner of Gentleman's Quarters Barbershop, is offering free haircuts to people experiencing financial hardship. / COURTESY VICTOR CURET

Stepping Up: Newport barber offers free haircuts for families in need

NEWPORT – Victor Curet has experienced hardships, but shaggy hair was never one of them. The New York native spent much of his childhood in...

R.I. General Assembly to reconvene next week, committees begin budget work...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly is expected to reconvene next week to consider the fiscal 2021 budget. In preparation, two key committees will...

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