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Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
PVDFest, Rhode Island’s signature outdoor art festival, is returning for a second year June 2 through 5, bringing four days of art, food and music to Providence’s streets. more
Rhode Island is being granted $17.8 million in federal funding to help Providence and Cranston hire and train new firefighters, the state’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday. more
Jobless rates fell in 333 of the 387 metropolitan areas nationwide over the year in May, including in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. more
(Updated, July 1, 5:05 p.m.) Editor's note: This is the second of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Detective James Brady sits outside a … more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. more
HealthSource RI on May 2 will reopen its walk-in center and expand its hours of operation at its contact center. more
(Updated 3:17 p.m.) CVS Pharmacy Inc. will pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that 50 of its Massachusetts stores violated the Controlled Substances Act by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances more than 500 times between 2011 and 2014. more
WARWICK – In concert with state legislation to spur development and create jobs, the City Council and the administration are in agreement on a tax-stabilization program designed to foster development in City Centre Warwick. The parties … more
On a fall Saturday four years ago, 330 people mingled and brainstormed at the R.I. Convention Center, floating ideas to boost a sluggish Rhode Island economy – envisioning paths to growth that would "make it happen" here. The "Make It … more
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