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The Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded a total of $1.1 million in Industry Partnership grants to eight groups with proposals aimed at addressing the skills gap in Rhode Island. more
Money magazine has named Brown University the 19th best school overall and the 15th best private school in its inaugural value ranking of U.S. colleges and universities released Monday. more
The Providence Journal’s second-quarter profit more than doubled to $2.1 million, as revenue grew 1.1 percent to $22.3 million compared with the same period last year, according to an A.H. Belo Corp. filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made public Wednesday. more
The fewest workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month since before the last recession, indicating the labor market is making progress. more
Movies filmed in Massachusetts collected big money under the Bay State’s film tax credit even when they flopped at the box office, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Ross-Simons Jewelers will launch a new luxury brand called Sidney Thomas on Thursday, the company announced Tuesday. more
Home prices in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area rose 4.8 percent in July compared with a year ago, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending a month-long streak of falling prices, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remains the highest among New England states after rising to 8.9 percent in July from 8.8 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area in negative equity fell to 60,394 in the second quarter of 2013 from 79,819 in the first quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released today. more
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