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R.I. continuing unemployment claims increase by nearly 700 last week

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 693, to 59,520 last week, the R.I. Department...

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kulas

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kulas | Budget Blinds of Cranston | Cranston Pitch: Budget Blinds designs and installs blinds, shades, shutters and drapery for inside a person’s...

National Grid proposes 16% increase in electricity rates for winter season

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island customers would see their electricity bills rise by 16% on average this winter over current summer rates and...

Citizens: National business conditions see improvement in Q2 but decline in...

PROVIDENCE – While a strong post-pandemic rebound pushed nationwide business conditions to a three-year high in the second quarter, Rhode Island’s business climate worsened, according...

FM Global announces executive leadership expansion

PROVIDENCE – FM Global announced the expansion of its executive leadership team Thursday. Bret N. Ahnell has been named chief operating officer, and will run...

Metacomet rezoning sets some limits on redevelopment, but specific plans unclear

EAST PROVIDENCE - There won’t be any hotels, funeral homes, or big-box retail stores coming to the former Metacomet Golf Club property in East...

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job...

WalletHub: R.I. ranks near bottom nationally for help starting a business

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked third to last in WalletHub’s 2021 Best & Worst States to Start a Business rankings released Tuesday. The rankings are...

RISCA awards $879K to 156 organizations and individuals

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has awarded $878,942 to 156 organizations, individuals and projects, the council announced Monday. The grants are...

Pandemic recession ended in April 2020, shortest on record

WASHINGTON (AP) – It hit like a derailed train, was hugely destructive but short-lived. The recession that broke out with the onset of the coronavirus...

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