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The Commonwealth’s 49 health centers generate an annual savings of more than $1 billion for Massachusetts because they help reduce emergency room visits and hospital stays, according to the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ economic impact analysis. more
Jobless rates were lower in February in 366 of the 387 metropolitan areas in the country, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, which saw its rate decline 2 percentage points year over year to 7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
A new report on advanced manufacturing says that the industry is far from declining in New England, but is suffering from a shortage of qualified labor and is affected by the region’s comparatively high cost of doing business. more
Mattel Inc. named Chairman Christopher Sinclair its permanent CEO as the world’s largest toymaker seeks to bounce back from a sales slump. more
One day after naming the top winner in its annual Small Business Week awards program, the Rhode Island office of the U.S. Small Business Administration of Rhode Island has revealed the rest of the lineup of local winners. more
A proposed conversion of the historic Pontiac Mills into residential and commercial space will receive $5 million in state historical preservation tax credits, the state announced Tuesday. more
There appears to be some growing optimism among leaders of the business community who participated in a real-time survey on Tuesday looking at Rhode Island’s economy over the next 12 months. more
Job openings rose in February to the highest level in 14 years, indicating the U.S. labor market remained resilient even as the economy was cooling. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 1.6 percent in February compared with February 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The nonprofit Grow Smart RI released its 2015 Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards on Monday, recognizing state residents, businesses and government agencies for launching innovative preservation and revitalization solutions. more
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