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U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to...

Uncertainty on trade stalls growth

The trade war between the United States and China has been felt by most Rhode Island manufacturers, though not all in the same way. Many...
SUPPORTING STARTUPS: Many business leaders are either looking for more support from state government or less regulatory hassles, according to the results of a PBN survey asking what would most help the state produce and keep more successful startups.
 / SOURCE: PBN RESEARCH/JAMES BESSETTE

Get more invested in growing, keeping successful startups

Rhode Island has a lot to offer startups, including great quality-of-life amenities and top-tier educational and support services. But the perception has always been that...
MAKING MOVES: Installing Marc Crisafulli, above, as president of Rhode Island ­operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings is the latest move by the entertainment company. Twin River is now publicly traded, is moving its headquarters to downtown Providence and looking to expand outside the Ocean State. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River eyes younger bettors

Marc Crisafulli, the newly named president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc., oversees activities at its two local casinos at...

Internet is everywhere, but U.S. jobs that support it aren’t

The internet was supposed to render geography irrelevant. But the corporations that dominate the internet have turned out to be remarkably concentrated, geographically speaking....
RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.4 percentage points uear over year to 3.6% in May but coincided with a 0.59% decline in the labor force. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment declines to 3.6% in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to fall last month, hitting 3.6%, according to the R.I. Department of Labor Thursday. The number...
HUD announced $239,250 for the Lincoln Public Housing Authority to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities.

Lincoln Public Housing Authority to receive $239K from HUD

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Housing Authority will receive $239,250 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to hire or retain service...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7% in April. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: RI’s unemployment declines in April as jobs added

PROVIDENCE –  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in April as 5,000 more jobs were added year over year, according to the...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...

Steady jobs top higher paychecks

One of the anomalies of the current U.S. economy is that workers seem more satisfied with it than economists are. It comes down to...
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