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More Americans than forecast filed jobless claims last week

WASHINGTON - More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of lingering holiday turnover.Jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to...
WITH MORE THAN 200 in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, the two panels at PBN's inaugural Business Women Summit on Leadership & Entrepreneurship took on issues that included achieving success in a corporate environment as well as how to succeed at starting your own business. Ann-Marie Harrington, founder and CEO of Embolden, second from left, speaks to the second topic on a panel that includes, from left, Jessica Granatiero, owner and president of The Savory Grape and The Savory Affair, Robyn Smalletz, president and CEO of Gloria Duchin, and Susan Keller, managing director of LeveragedSolutions, a division of LGC&D. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit features women business leaders

WARWICK - More than 200 women – and a handful of men – attended the PBN Summit on Women, Leadership & Entrepreneurship on Thursday,...

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...
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