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THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over...
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION agents work at a check point inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago recently. With screeners calling in sick in larger-than-normal numbers, U.S. airports have been experiencing disruptions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. airport screener absences triple as shutdown continues

WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. airport screeners who took unscheduled absences rose to 10 percent on Sunday, more than triple that of a...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 14, 2019

The business of educating teachers is shrinking in R.I.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
Before starting his tenure as CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and the State-Wide MLS in January 2015, Philip Tedesco served as CEO of three other Realtor associations in the West. In addition, he has served in leadership positions with other residential and commercial real estate organizations. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Servant leadership a formula for full staff engagement

Philip B. Tedesco | Rhode Island Association of Realtors, State-Wide MLS CEO and Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island executive directorSuccess has 1,000 fathers and failure...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really.But...
THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE estimates that nearly 20,000 workers in Rhode Island will see their wages increase when the minimum wage in the Ocean State goes from $10.10 to $10.50 per hour on Jan. 1 / COURTESY ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE

Is the increase in Rhode Island’s minimum wage going to have...

Rhode Island is one of 20 states that will increase its minimum wage in the new year, going from $10.10 an hour to $10.50...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 31, 2018

2018 was good, but much to be doneEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the...
UNAP Local 5067 workers reached a three-year contract agreement with Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

UNAP Local 5067 ratifies 3-year deal with Landmark Medical Center

WOONSOCKET – Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Local 5067, at Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island voted...
THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE estimates that nearly 20,000 workers in Rhode Island will see their wages increase when the minimum wage in the Ocean State goes from $10.10 to $10.50 per hour on Jan. 1 / COURTESY ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE

R.I. among 20 states to raise minimum wage Jan. 1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will be joined by 19 other states in raising its minimum wage at the beginning of the year, according to...

Business community sees many positives in R.I., but needs persist

If only the business community were able to spend more time on Smith Hill doing what it did for the cover story of this...
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