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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...

Supervalu, Albertsons discover new breaches in card networks

NEW YORK - Supervalu Inc. and the operator of the Albertsons supermarket chain, which both suffered data breaches this year, said they discovered additional...

Providence Journal employees, guild members, protest cuts

PROVIDENCE – Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at The Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. Guild President John...
U.S. SENATOR JACK Reed, who as a member of Appropriations Committee, helped secure $232 million for EDA programs in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill, heralded the $1.7 million in EDA funding for the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Newport County Development Council receives $1.7 million federal grant to support...

NEWPORT – A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to...
RHODE ISLAND continues to have the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, trailing only Georgia, which ranked No. 1, and Mississippi, No. 2, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

R.I. jobless rate remains third highest in nation at 7.7%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was...
THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE, citing federal Census Data, said Rhode Islanders are continuing to struggle to make ends meet. / COURTESY OF THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE

Census Bureau data shows Rhode Islanders still struggling

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from...
THE U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC Analysis ranked the Providence-Warwick area No. 199 for real gross domestic product growth in 2013. / COURTESY OF BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Providence-Warwick area ranks No. 199 in GDP growth

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product grew in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas last year, but the Providence-Warwick area saw a slowdown...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am