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HSRI reported enrollment for health insurance was 6 percent higher than last year, bucking a 3.4 percent national dip in enrollment.

HSRI: Health insurance enrollment up 6% for 2019

PROVIDENCE — HealthSource RI’s open enrollment ended Dec. 31 with 34,600 signed up for health care insurance through the state’s health insurance exchange, about 6...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN the Providence metro area, not seasonally adjusted, was 3.6 percent in November, 0.1 percentage points higher than the U.S. national average of 3.5 percent. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.6% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, in November,...
THE RHODE ISLAND home price index increased 6.5 percent in November, the highest growth of any New England state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

R.I. HPI growth highest in N.E. in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The home price index in Rhode Island in November increased 6.5 percent year over year, the largest percentage increase in New England,...
ONCE AGAIN, the Newport Mansions have surpassed one million visitors for the year. In 2018, visitors from more than 100 nations and all 50 states helped the nonprofit achieve the milestone at its properties, among them The Breakers, seen above. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Newport Mansions again surpass 1 million visitors in 2018

NEWPORT – More than one million vists to the Newport Mansions were made over 2018, the third consecutive year such a feat has been...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, which will design an informational outreach program to encourage maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. census. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to form census outreach program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, a committee to develop and coordinate...

Quonset Development Corp. gets $3M to finish plans to expand rail...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Quonset Development Corp. received a $3 million federal grant for the Quonset Freight Rail Enhancements and Expansion project, which will...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS has secured a $75M loan from Solar Capital Partners to advance its Red Cell Therapeutics line. The company does not yet generate revenue.

Rubius: $75M loan will fund research, operations through 2021

PROVIDENCE – Cambridge, Mass.-headquartered biotechnology firm Rubius Therapeutics Inc. has secured a $75 million loan from Solar Capital Partners to advance its Red Cell...
DRUGMAKERS ARE PREPARING to raise prices Jan. 1 following promises that they wouldn’t raise their prices in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

CDC: R.I. opioid death rate drops to 11th in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Friday’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid overdose report showed a decrease in overall deaths from 326 in 2016 to 320...
STEPHEN DEL SESTO testifies before R.I. Superior Court in 2017. He was appointed to usher the St. Joseph Health Services pension plan through receivership. Max Wistow, who was appointed special counsel, sits to his right. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Wistow: St. Joseph’s pension settlements could make $85M plan whole

PROVIDENCE — R.I. Superior Court Judge Brian Stern on Nov. 21 approved an $11 million settlement between the former St. Joseph’s Hospital, the former...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate and the number of unemployed residents remained unchanged from October to November. Unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. Nov. unemployment rate remains level from Oct., down over year

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.8 percent – the same as October – according to the R.I. Department of...
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