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RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy growing again

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s growing economy began its breakout in February after being stuck in first gear most of last year, University of Rhode...

U.S. employers added a surprisingly robust 303K jobs in March in...

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers delivered another outpouring of jobs in March, adding a sizzling 303,000 workers to their payrolls and bolstering hopes that...
THE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S OCKEY LEAGUE says its championship trophy, named after its owner Mark Walter and his wife, Kimbra will be made at Tiffany & Co.’s hollowware workshop in Cumberland. / COURTESY OF THE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S HOCKEY LEAGUE

Tiffany’s Cumberland shop making PWHL’s Walter Cup

PROVIDENCE – The road to the Walter Cup will go through Rhode Island. The Professional Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday that its championship trophy, named...

Quonset Business Park announces total employment has grown to 14K-plus jobs

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Fifteen months after the business park hit 13,000 jobs, the Quonset Development Corp. on Tuesday announced that the park has hit...
NEW DIGS: Thomas Finn, CEO of AVID Products Inc., stands in the company’s new headquarters in Providence. AVID recently relocated from Middletown. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AVID Products continues to ride the sound wave

For decades, AVID Products Inc. was best known for supplying the in-flight headphones that airlines offer to passengers. Launched in 1953 and taking its name...

Baltimore bridge collapse: Ships carrying cars may need to find a...

Manufacturers and shippers are scrambling to figure out where they can load or unload cargo while the main operations of the Port of Baltimore remain shut...

Following sale, longtime Bradford Soap executive departs company

WEST WARWICK – Following 13 years with Bradford Soap Works Inc., and its 2023 sale to a Connecticut-based private equity firm, CEO Stuart Benton...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises to 3.9% in February

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in February was 3.9%, three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...

R.I. Site Readiness Program has $1.4M to spend; April 19 deadline...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series focused on questions from Providence Business News readers for R.I. Commerce Corp. Secretary Elizabeth...
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