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Age discrimination is pervasive in the U.S., despite laws that prohibit it. more
The Providence Preservation Society this week released its annual list of the most endangered properties in the city and they include previous list mentions such as the Cranston Street Armory, Wedding Cake house and “Superman” building, as well as newcomers, such as four schools, the former Tops Electric Co. and Congregation of the Sons of Jacob. more
In reaction to the truck tolls associated with RhodeWorks, the Northeast Trucking Association Executives Council is working to relocate to Maine a 2018 annual meeting that had been set for Newport – a change the council chairman says could cost Rhode Island $250,000 or more in revenue. more
A project that will convert a vacant office building downtown into rental apartments will come with assistance from a city tax stabilization agreement that defers full taxes for 10 years, under a plan approved Thursday by City Council’s finance committee. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted one of its steepest drops this year, amid a respite from a global equities selloff. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed a $696 million budget for fiscal 2016 on Thursday that he said takes a “major step” in addressing the city’s fiscal woes. more
A revised proposal for RhodeWorks that takes into account additional federal funds for transportation, and which eliminates a reliance on toll-backed revenue bonding, will be introduced Thursday, according to legislative leaders and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
An Attleboro company that specializes in demographic analysis for retail locations will relocate to downtown Providence, bringing with it 28 jobs. The move will qualify for $500,000 in state Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax Credits, as approved Monday by the R.I. Commerce Corp. board. more
As of January, Rhode Island has recovered 80.4 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training said Tuesday. more
U.S. trade with the 11 other countries participating in the U.S. Trans-Pacific Partnership supported more than 52,000 jobs in Rhode Island in 2013, according to data from the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs. more
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