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Woonsocket levee in need of maintenance

WOONSOCKET – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has determined that one levee in Rhode Island, the Blackstone River Flood Protection...

Calif. firm hired to track renewable energy use

PROVIDENCE – The State of Rhode Island has selected Santa Clara, Calif.-based APX Inc. to manage its renewable energy certificates and oversee compliance with...

New Bedford still No. 1 in value of fish landings

NEW BEDFORD – The port of New Bedford has once again claimed the top spot for the value of landings of fish and shellfish,...
STUDENTS Gina Cubias and Jose Lebron work with a friend during a computer class at Central Falls High School. /

Central Falls H.S. plan gives URI a chance to shine

After Central Falls High School missed its No Child Left Behind targets for the fifth year in a row, triggering a requirement that the...
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$21.5M awarded in Newport wrongful-death suit

An R.I. Superior Court jury yesterday returned a $21.5 million verdict in a Newport wrongful-death suit. With interest, the award is expected to total...

Growth may demand rate hike, Fed’s Plosser says

PHILADELPHIA – Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said the central bank may need to raise its benchmark interest rate, Bloomberg News...

U.S. wholesale inventories shrink in Dec., sales rise

WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers' inventories dipped 0.5 percent in December, to $393.8 billion, the lowest level since August, after rising a revised 1.1 percent...

U.S. retail sales rise faster than expected in Jan.

U.S. retail sales rose faster than expected last month, as holiday gift cards were redeemed and cold weather fueled purchases of winter clothing, according...
YEAR-OVER-YEAR percent change in the ECI for total compensation in each census region from 2001 through 2006: black for the Northeast; green for the South; blue dots for the Midwest; and green dashes for the West. /

The cost of labor in N.E. rises 3.3% in 2006

The Employment Cost Index for private-industry workers – including wages, salaries and employers’ costs for benefits – last year rose 3.3 percent in the...
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