Updated February 27 at 11:49am
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(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
Citizens Financial Group Inc., releasing results for the first time since its initial public offering, said third-quarter profit rose 31 percent as the bank set aside less money for bad loans. The firm declared a 10 cent quarterly dividend. more
Rhode Island remains in the top five states with the most mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data from Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics Division. more
(Updated 10:49 a.m.)Stonehill College is one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America, according to Business Insider. more
(Updated, 12:06 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee formally approved a new apprenticeship program for computer numerical control operators at the annual meeting of the Governor's Workforce Board at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick hotel Thursday morning. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 2,000, after a report showed the biggest-ever jump in durable-goods orders and an unexpected consumer confidence increase. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with benchmark indexes near all-time highs, as investors assessed data on labor, manufacturing and housing to gauge the strength of the American economy. more
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has opened its latest housing project, offering veterans a new three-building property featuring 10 apartments, including four family units, in Westerly. more
(Updated, 12:35 p.m.) Investors betting the Federal Reserve will accelerate its timetable for an interest-rate increase may have to think again after Friday’s jobs report. more
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