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(Updated 3:46 p.m.) New England Institute of Technology is ranked 49th – up from 140th – in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of 290 of the best 2016 online bachelor’s programs. more
Rhode Island ranked 48th nationally – or third worst in the nation – for jobs and opportunity in March, according to a new study released Thursday by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity. more
Employment in the U.S. climbed and wages picked up in March, signs of labor-market durability in the face of lethargic global growth. more
Rhode Island maintained its rank as the fourth most energy-efficient state in the country, according to this year’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. more
The statewide annual economic impact of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is $466 million, including the creation of an additional 2,255 jobs beyond the campus – a nearly seven to one return on investment – according to a recent report published by the Donahue Institute, UMass’ economic research unit. more
A U.S. District Court judge sided with plaintiffs who want to stop the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe from building its $1 billion First Light Resort and Casino here. more
Rhode Island’s second-largest city is among the suitors for a potential new campus for Citizens Bank. more
U.S. stocks rose for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, rebounding amid optimism that policymakers are committed to limit the fallout from the U.K.’s exit. more
(Updated 12:42 p.m.) Helped by milder weather, Massachusetts single-family home sales climbed more than 25 percent in January to 3,422 compared with 2,736 a year ago, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
A $12 million project to improve pedestrian access along portions of North and South Main Streets downtown is expected to begin in early April, the R.I. Department of Transportation said Thursday. more
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