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STEAMengine, a program being developed by the R.I. Commerce Corporation, has won a $1.57 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help boost the state's economy and help it diversify. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue did not mince words when discussing the state’s revenue performance in August, saying it was “like pushing a wet noodle.” more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market. more
Are America’s small manufacturers poised for a resurgence or vulnerable to new technological disruption? more
Rhode Island ranked 20th in export growth among the 50 states during the first seven months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales, according to figures from e-forecasting.com. more
August’s unemployment rate in Rhode Island remained at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the month before, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The Business Workforce Center at the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will host a recruitment event on Tuesday to help Connextions recruit customer service specialists. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue corrected its fiscal year 2015 revenue assessment report for July 2014, determining that two errors were made, resulting in approximately $170,000 less revenue than was budgeted, instead of a previously reported surplus of nearly $300,000. more
The cost of living in the United States unexpectedly dropped in August for the first time in more than a year, showing inflation still is falling short of the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet. more
Real gross domestic product grew in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas last year, but the Providence-Warwick area saw a slowdown in the growth rate for the period, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
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