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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
Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off an increase in interest rates. more
Rhode Islanders face the ninth-highest state and local tax burden in the country, with 10.8 percent of their income going to taxes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation. more
Abigail P. Johnson is taking full control of Fidelity Investments as the money management giant faces intense competition for assets and clients from rivals, including Vanguard Group and BlackRock Inc. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Coleman Realtors LLC has joined Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, expanding the firm’s presence in Rhode Island. The firm has grown from four offices located in Charlestown, Narragansett, Providence and Westerly, to six, with new offices opening in Barrington and East Greenwich. more
Systems Engineering Associates Corp. received a five-year, $12 million contract from Newport’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center to support its combat systems department. more
Most people prefer stuffing with their turkey over mashed potatoes, and if given the opportunity, they’d like to share their Thanksgiving meal with award-winning actress Meryl Streep. more
The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 8.1 percent, and 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 3.9 percent, when comparing December with December 2014, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
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