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The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs. more
Workers in the Providence metro had an average hourly wage of $23.98 in May 2015, approximately 3 percent higher than the average national wage of $23.23, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
(Updated 1:27 p.m.) The executive director of Save The Bay says it is premature for the R.I. Energy Facility Siting Board to make a decision on the proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville before the state adopts a greenhouse gas reduction strategy. more
Following a Friday R.I. Superior Court ruling in favor of Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung’s decision to freeze yearly benefit increases, the plaintiffs, a group of retired Cranston police and firefighters, announced plans to appeal the decision to the R.I. Supreme Court. more
Lighting fixtures at six R.I. Department of Environmental Management facilities have been upgraded to eco-friendlier and cost efficient models by the department and the R.I. Office of Energy Resources. more
A new report on Rhode Island’s food system, “Update to the RI Food Assessment: 2011-2016 and Beyond,” was released this week by the Rhode Island Food Policy Council, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Starting today, the community-based campaign, Solarize Warwick, is making it possible for residents and businesses of the city to go solar. more
Nicole Pollock, chief of policy and innovation for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, will become his chief of staff, replacing Tony Simon, who is leaving for a new career opportunity. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will host Roger Williams University School of Law’s 18th Annual Open Government Summit on July 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. more
A public information meeting will be held Aug. 2 about the proposed sale of LMW Healthcare, d/b/a Westerly Hospital, to Yale-New Haven Health Services Corp. more
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