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U.S. retail sales fell in Dec. for 3rd straight month

NEW YORK (AP) – Retail sales fell for a third straight month as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores during...
UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND has launched a five-year, $100 million strategic plan to create transformative change in the state, including improving racial equality and creating a nonprofit association.

United Way of R.I. launches 5-year, $100M investment plan to create...

PROVIDENCE – Improving racial equality in Rhode Island, creating more affordable housing across the state, increasing reading proficiency in local children and out-of-school time...

OER report declares 2030 renewable energy goal ‘achievable’ but with higher...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is 40% of the way to hitting Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s ambitious goal of powering the state by 100% renewable...

U.S. unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the...

Steve Forbes offers business advice, economic outlook on PBN inaugural webcast

PROVIDENCE – Business management is an art, and adaption is crucial to survival.  So advised Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, who offered a unique...
THE RHODE ISLAND Public Expenditure Council is advising state policymakers to act with urgency in addressing a projected fiscal year 2022 $513.7 million budget deficit.

RIPEC advises ‘more urgency’ in addressing state FY22 budget deficit

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is advising state legislators to act with “more urgency” in addressing a $513.7 million budget deficit...

Northeast CPI rises 1.4% Y/Y

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index increased 1.4% year over year in December, not seasonally adjusted, level with the national increase, the Bureau...

Lardaro: R.I. may be in early ‘recovery on hold’

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Current Conditions Index continued to remain low in November at a value of 25, but marked an improvement from...

Taunton EHS consultant announces acquisition, hiring plans

TAUNTON – HCG Associates, a Taunton-based consulting company that specializes in environmental, health and safety compliance advice, on Wednesday announced it has acquired another...

COVID-19 weekly unemployment filings spike in R.I. amid exhaustion of initial...

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 16,036, more than double the 7,120 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...

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