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Construction company owner sentenced for filing false claims

PROVIDENCE – The owner of Alhambra Building Company has been sentenced to two years probation for failing to pay workers prevailing wages and filing...

PBN Summit prepares businesses for coming year

WARWICK – The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode...

R.I. ranks in top 20 for growth in workers’ compensation paid

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island ranked 14th in the nation for five-year growth of total workers’ compensation benefits paid (including both cash and medical benefits),...

Embolden acquired by New Jersey company

PAWTUCKET – Embolden, a digital-communications group, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Crown Philanthropic Solutions, which specializes in philanthropic technology. Terms of the acquisition will...

R.I. receives $7.5M grant to help long-term unemployed find jobs

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced...

R.I. has 10th highest income gap between senior citizens’ incomes and...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the 10th highest income gap between senior citizens’ incomes and younger residents’ incomes, according to a new Interest.com report. The...
NOMINATIONS are now being accepted by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the 2015 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year and other small business awards.

U.S. SBA seeks nominations for R.I. small business awards

PROVIDENCE – Nominations are now being accepted by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the 2015 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year...
RHODE ISLAND continues to have the third highest unemployment rate among New England states, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Metro-area jobless rate improves in August, still above national rate

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent...
U.S. SEN. JACK REED, along with fellow senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline, announced $625,000 in COPS grants for the communities of Warwick and Woonsocket to add to their ranks. Warwick will receive $500,000 for four officers, Woonsocket, $125,000 for one officer. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

Warwick, Woonsocket police receive grants to hire officers

WARWICK – Police departments in Warwick and Woonsocket received federal grants to add to their ranks. The funds, from the U.S. Department of Justice’s community...

Private payrolls in U.S. increased by 213,000 in September

WASHINGTON - Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. The gains in...

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