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The number of homes actively listed for sale has increased by 10 percent in Rhode Island. COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.

Home listings increase 10% in Rhode Island

WARWICK – The number of single-family homes listed for sale jumped by 10% in March, an indication that buyers will have more options for...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island increased 7 cents this week to $2.70 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

Gas prices continue to rise in R.I., Mass. this week

PROVIDENCE - The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island increased 7 cents this week to $2.70 per gallon, 14 cents...
STOP & SHOP and its local unions have reached a tentative agreement. / COURTESY RK CENTERS

Unions, Stop & Shop reach tentative agreement Sunday

PROVIDENCE – A tentative agreement between union workers and Stop & Shop LLC was reached over the weekend, both parties announced Sunday.Union members of...
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sets her sights in her final term on ‘job training and education.’ Will there be money to pay for it?Every...

$2.6M to go toward jobs, training for youth

PROVIDENCE - A Rhode Island program aimed at helping young people build skills and experience in the work world has received $2.6 million in...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 1% year over year in March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment up 1% in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally-adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 1 percent year over year, or 200 jobs, to 19,600, the 35th-fastest-growing state in the nation,...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
RHODE ISLAND MICRO-BUSINESSES posted the highest growth rate in the nation, according to a review of invoice totals in recent years. / COURTESY INVOICE2EGO

Report: Rhode Island tops nation in growth rate for ‘micro-businesses’

PROVIDENCE – Looks like the smallest state is a good place for the smallest businesses.A new research report found that Rhode Island has led...
THE POPULATION of Rhode Island increased 4,358 people from 2010 to 2018 to a total of 1.06 million. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Report: R.I. population grows 0.4% from 2010 to 2018 to 1.06M

PROVIDENCE – The population of Rhode Island increased 0.4% from 2010 to 2018 to 1,057,315 residents, or an increase of 4,358 people, according to...
MASSACHUSETTS STATE OFFICIALS have told the Boston Globe that they will make a more concerted effort to convince Hasbro to relocate its headquarters to the Bay State. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Globe: Mass. officials to make ‘concerted effort’ to lure Hasbro...

PAWTUCKET – The Mass. Office of Business Development is making a “concerted effort” to lure Hasbro Inc.’s headquarters out of Rhode Island, The Boston...
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