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(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) The State Planning Council unanimously approved RhodeMap RI, a comprehensive economic-development plan for the state, on Thursday morning. more
U.S. stocks retreated, after the worst week in more than two years for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as the continuing selloff in oil overshadowed a surge in industrial production and corporate deals. more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $35.27 per hour in September, and were the highest among the nine geographic regions in the United States, according to a quarterly report released Friday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Personal income last year for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area grew 1.6 percent, slightly below the United States average of 2 percent. more
Providence Place mall retailers were thrilled with shopper turnout Friday, as those who opened early were met by hundreds of Black Friday enthusiasts. Blue laws prevent Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but the old law didn’t stop dedicated shoppers from lining up outside large retail shops Thursday for “Door Buster” deals beginning after midnight. more
The Ocean State is one the top 20 “booziest” states, according to a survey by Thrillest. more
Rhode Island lost 700 construction jobs from September to October, ranking it second-to-last among states for construction employment. more
A trip to Abu Dhabi to cheer his friend on during the Volvo Ocean Race ended with Angus Davis jumping off the sailboat into the Persian Gulf in a pair of American Flag pants. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
Current and future state officials have filed motions to intervene with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and its review of a proposed National Grid rate increase, which – – according to one estimation – could go up about 30 percent for small businesses. more
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