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Applications for U.S. jobless benefits were unchanged last week

WASHINGTON - Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also...

Future robots won’t own you. You’ll own the robot

The robots are not taking our jobs. Yet.There are few if any signs of this occurring. If robots were replacing us, we’d see...
AN EFFORT to unionize employees at the Renaissance Providence Hotel will be determined through an election Thursday. / WARREN JAGGER PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY RENAISSANCE PROVIDENCE

Election slated for Thursday on unionization effort by employees of Renaissance...

PROVIDENCE – A long-contentious effort to unionize employees at the Renaissance Providence Hotel will be determined through an election Thursday. The election, called by the...

The decline and fall of America’s working class

One big piece of news in the past couple of weeks has been the release of a new paper by recent economics Nobel winner...

Wage gains seen picking up for U.S. workers at small companies

NEW YORK - Wage growth is poised to accelerate at small U.S. companies this month after a slowdown in October.A net 17 percent of...
WARWICK'S JOBLESS rate was the lowest among selected area cities in September at 4.2 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: Warwick jobless rate in September falls to 4.2%, lowest among...

PROVIDENCE – Warwick had the lowest unemployment rate in September at 4.2 percent among four area cities identified by the federal Bureau of Labor...
LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP is moving its executive team to Rhode Island.

Fla. lighting company moving executive team to R.I.

(Updated 3:36 p.m. and 9:33 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – A Florida company is moving its executive team of 10 employees to Rhode Island. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo,...

Student entrepreneurs to witness innovation in action

PROVIDENCE – Forty aspiring student entrepreneurs from 11 of the state’s colleges and universities are riding on the Founders League Startup Bus Friday afternoon...

Payrolls in U.S. climb most this year, jobless rate at 5%

WASHINGTON - Employment snapped back with a vengeance in October, wage growth accelerated and the jobless rate fell to 5 percent, boosting the odds...
SHAPEUP INC., a provider of wellness solutions that focus on fitness, is expanding its ShapeUpSelect program.

ShapeUp offers new specialty programs, announces four new partnerships

PROVIDENCE – ShapeUp Inc., a provider of wellness solutions focusing on fitness, is offering specialty programs such as stress management and sleep quality, through...
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