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MAYOR DAVID N. CICILLINE, right, and other city commuters brave the rain this morning in Providence to participate in Bike to Work Day. The annual RIDOT event promotes bicycling as a healthful means of reducing energy use, pollution and rush-hour traffic. /

Cicilline hits the road for Bike to Work Day

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline joined hundreds of other Rhode Island commuters today for Bike to Work Day 2007. Cicilline left his East Side...
THE NUMBER OF JOBS at non-farm businesses in the state swells to a record 498,400. /

R.I. employment hits record 498,400 jobs

CRANSTON – Employment at Rhode Island businesses last month swelled to a record 498,400 non-farm jobs, 1,800 more than in March and 4,500 more...

New unemployment claims hit 4-month low

WASHINGTON – In the week ended May 12, seasonally adjusted first-time jobless claims nationwide dropped to a four-month low of 293,000, a decline of...
JONATHAN STEVENS, left, of Preserve Rhode Island, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and National Geographic's Jonathan Tourtellot sign the Geotourism Charter yesterday as Carcieri aide Sue Stenhouse looks on. /

R.I. is 2nd state to sign Geotourism Charter

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri yesterday signed the National Geographic Society’s Geotourism Charter, making Rhode Island the second state after Arizona to endorse...
THIS WELCOME BUILDING greets cruise ship passengers arriving in Nassau. Its broad porch, metal roof and bright colors are typical of Bahamian architecture. /

With the door open, opportunity knocks

Fourth and final in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas. NASSAU, the Bahamas – “It’s been an interesting trip,” said John...

U.S. industrial output rises 0.7% in April

WASHINGTON – The nation’s industrial output increased 0.7 percent in April, pushing the Federal Reserve’s Industrial Production Index to 113.0 points (2002 = 100)...
'NOISE ISSUES still exist for may home and business owners,' U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in announcing the money, which will help buy homes affected by noise from T.F. Green. /

RIAC gets $10M for noise abatement at Green

The R.I. Airport Corporation will receive $10 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds to continue its home-acquisition program in Warwick, U.S. Sen. Jack...
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R.I. economy slips into idle in March, CCI shows

KINGSTON – “Like the nation’s, Rhode Island’s economy slowed during the first quarter,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said today in his...
MAJOR AIRPORTS and metro areas facing unacceptable delays by 2025 if planned improvements do not occur, according to the FAA's FACT 2 report. /

FAA: Green will be ready for air traffic in 2025

WASHINGTON – T.F. Green Airport (PVD) will have sufficient capacity to handle its needs through at least 2025, if planned improvements are made, according...
THIS JELLYFISH is among the roughly 10,000 creatures who occupy the 5 million gallon aquarium at Atlantis. The resort is the largest private employer on New Providence Island. /

In search of the big catch

Third in a series on a four-day trade mission to the Bahamas. NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris Lee and I got an early start yesterday....
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