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The unemployment rate for Rhode Island for September remained unchanged at 7.6 percent compared with August, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Foreclosure rates in Rhode Island were lower in August than they were a year ago, but they are still higher than the national average, according to information from data firm CoreLogic released Thursday. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation is beginning a year-long survey to study the condition of state and local roads. Through a $1.2 million contract with Data … more
Former General Electric executive Dean Seavers will succeed Thomas King as National Grid’s U.S. president, effective March 31. more
The organization charged with annual monitoring of Rhode Island’s environmental health shows that the state has become a national leader on environmental and climate change issues, but funding remains an issue, particularly in regard to beach testing. more
While no Rhode Island institutions of higher learning made it on to Business Insider’s 104 smartest public colleges in America list, the Ocean State was better represented on the website’s 600 smartest colleges list. more
Rhode Island ranked in the worst 10 performers nationally for month-over-month changes in home sale prices in August, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ data and analytics division. more
GTECH Corp. has been awarded a new 10-year contract by Washington’s Lottery to provide lottery products including a new central system, draw-based terminals, self-service machines and in-store multimedia technology, as well as ongoing support services. more
Gas prices rose a penny in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, while the national average dropped for the first time in months, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
A study conducted by the Tax Foundation found that Rhode Island collected $966 in state and local income tax collections per person in 2011, ranking the state No. 17 in the country for highest per-capita combined collections. more
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