Updated March 29 at 12:29am
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More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of lingering holiday turnover. more
Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
Bryant University has named Glenn M. Sulmasy, a U.S. Coast Guard Academy captain, as its first provost and chief academic officer, effective this March. more
Nicole Pollock will serve as chief innovation officer for Providence, a newly created position, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
The Wide World of Indoor Sports at Quonset Business Park is planning to build a second facility this year, according to information from the Quonset Development Corporation. more
Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association. more
Federal Reserve officials are starting to reassess their outlook for the economy as global weakness and disappointing data on American consumer spending test their resolve to raise interest rates this year. more
The Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park had its fifth consecutive record-breaking year for automobiles imported by ship in 2014, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to nominate Sidney McCleary as director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation. more
New residential construction in the U.S. rose more than forecast in December, capping the best year since 2007 and signaling the industry will probably keep expanding this year. more
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