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Luis A. Aponte was elected City Council president on Tuesday, defeating councilman Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. in a 9-6 vote, according to information from the city clerk’s office. more
“Minority and small businesses in the urban core have generally found it difficult to access commercial loans,” said Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association president. more
Hotel tax collections, and meal and beverage tax collections increased on a year-over-year and fiscal year-to-date basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. However, … more
Harvard University said applications for this fall’s freshman class jumped 9 percent, to a record 37,305, after the school heightened recruiting on social media and publicized a $150 million gift mostly for financial aid. more
Rhode Island is receiving more than $328,000 this year from the U.S. Department of Labor under a layoff prevention law established by Congress in 2012 through the efforts of U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed. more
(Updated 1:15 p.m.)Carousel Industries has been named “Commercial Partner of the Year, Americas” by Juniper Networks. more
(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
Three projects will be recognized with Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards this year, including the restoration of the Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue, now home to the Audrain Auto Museum. more
An increase in June payrolls followed smaller gains in the prior two months, and wages were little changed as U.S. job market reflected a more moderate pace of economic growth. more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday. more
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