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The number of Americans who applied last week for unemployment benefits rose to a level that’s still consistent with steady improvement in the labor market. more
Barnes & Noble Inc. CEO Len Riggio is happy with the U.S. presidential election -- happy it’s over. more
The R.I. House of Representatives will consider a nearly $9 billion budget later today, one that in its current form could dramatically increase the scale of state economic development incentives used for specific projects. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. agreed to award $1.9 million in state incentives to the A.T. Cross Co. on Monday to keep one of Rhode Island’s oldest companies in the Ocean State and subsidize its planned relocation and expansion to Providence. more
AS220; Alliance of Artists Communities; Downcity Design; Everett: Company Stage and School; New Urban Arts; and Trinity Repertory Co. will share $115,000 in federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to support arts projects and programs and community enrichment, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Wednesday. more
Employers continued to add to payrolls in September as people streamed into the workforce and most found jobs amid record openings, indicating the U.S. labor market is settling into a pace that will support the economy. more
Sales at U.S. retailers dropped more than forecast in August, indicating a pause in recent consumer-spending strength that has carried the economy. more
The Trump administration is attempting to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, announcing on Monday that local governments will have to certify they aren’t impeding communication between their police and federal immigration authorities in order to continue receiving Justice Department grants. more
Towerstream Corp. on Tuesday named Ernest Ortega its new CEO. more
Airbnb said on Thursday that Rhode Island’s 1,300 active hosts made more than $12 million in supplemental income last year by welcoming approximately 69,000 visitors to the Ocean State, a 97 percent year-over-year increase in inbound guests. more
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