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In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. more
Top officials from 12 Asia-Pacific nations formally kicked off a four-day bid to hammer out a massive but so far elusive free-trade agreement that has been in the works for six years. more
Stories about lawsuits, free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, cybersecurity and the Pawtucket Red Sox were among the most-read news stories on PBN.com in 2015, according to Google Analytics. more
Consumer confidence stabilized last week after faltering since mid-October as Americans’ perceptions about the U.S. economy and the buying climate improved. more
Some good news for bargain hunters braving crowds today: Rhode Island is one of the states where a Black Friday fight is least likely. more
A request for tax incentives for the redevelopment of the Providence Journal building is scheduled for a public hearing Thursday. more
State and congressional leaders will gather Friday morning at Quonset Business Park to celebrate a sixth record-breaking year for automobile imports at the Port of Davisville last year. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
Bank of America Corp., the lender most hobbled by the collapse of the U.S. housing market, said second- quarter profit more than doubled as the mortgage business rebounded and expenses fell to the lowest since 2008. more
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