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Construction employment fell 0.6 percent in Rhode Island in June, to 16,800 from 16,900 in June 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
A R.I. Superior Court judge on Friday ruled against a group of retired Cranston police and firefighters who sued the city and Mayor Allan W. Fung in 2012 for cutbacks made to retirement benefits. more
A little-noticed measure passed by Congress last year allows student-loan debt collectors to auto-dial borrowers on their mobile phones -- but a feared robocall deluge may turn out to be more of a trickle. more
A R.I. Superior Court judge this week decided to postpone the civil suit regarding 38 Studios LLC, as several pretrial motions are still pending. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from May, according to data released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Cash collections climbed 2.1 percent through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, to $3.2 billion compared with $3.1 billion during the same fiscal period a year ago, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
A $476,854 federal Educational Talent Search grant for the Community College of Rhode Island was announced this week by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
Two fire districts in Lincoln, along with the Rhode Island Fire Academy, will share more than $300,000 to purchase essential equipment, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island GOP Chairman Brandon Bell is taking heat for comments he made at the Republican National Convention this week. more
Looking at such things as growth in business and gross domestic product, new building permits and municipal bonds per capita, Newport County has the greatest amount of investment in its local economy among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to the latest SmartAsset study. more
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