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The International Tennis Hall of Fame has released its class of 2016 nominees, Justine Henin, Marat Safin and Helena Sukova. more
Rhode Island’s debt ranks 36th in the nation, with a taxpayer burden of $14,200, according to Chicago-based Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit that aims to deliver transparent financial information from governments to citizens. more
Employment snapped back with a vengeance in October, wage growth accelerated and the jobless rate fell to 5 percent, boosting the odds that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise borrowing costs next month. more
American manufacturing barely grew in September as a broader swath of industries suffered from the effects of a strong dollar and faltering overseas markets. more
State general revenue collections crept up modestly in fiscal 2016, boosted by increases in revenue from income and sales taxes and user fees. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation had an operating loss of $13.9 million for fiscal 2015, associated primarily with the legal costs connected with 38 Studios LLC, according to an audit approved by the corporation’s board of directors Wednesday night. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted in December at the fastest pace in more than six years as factories, hobbled by sluggish global growth, cut staff at the end of 2015. more
American manufacturing remained stuck in neutral in October as factories struggled with dwindling overseas demand and well-stocked customers at home. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 1.4 percent in July, a decrease of 0.26 percentage points compared with July 2015, when the rate was 1.66 percent, CoreLogic said this week. more
A self-diagnosed workaholic, Jeanette Russell knows that a real vacation requires her to completely unplug by deleting mobile e-mail applications and letting her work laptop battery die in a corner. It’s also company policy. more
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