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Revenue exceeded expectations by 1.7 percent for the first seven months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Marilyn Shannon McConaghy is the state’s acting director of the Department of Revenue. McConaghy talks with Providence Business News about revenues, tax changes and what to expect in 2016. more
Stories about lawsuits, free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, cybersecurity and the Pawtucket Red Sox were among the most-read news stories on PBN.com in 2015, according to Google Analytics. more
Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
The four-year high school graduation rate in Rhode Island rose by 2 percentage points to 83 percent for the Class of 2015, according to a news release from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the state Department of Education. more
Seven firms and the Rhode Island Foundation are giving the state $111,000 to streamline state government and eliminate waste. more
Grants totaling $29,678 have been awarded to Portsmouth and the Watch Hill Fire District in Westerly by the state Department of Environmental Management to help fund the removal of abandoned vessels from town waters. more
For many residents of Forand Manor, a public housing high-rise for seniors in Central Falls, there is basically one option for healthy food shopping. A Stop & Shop across the Seekonk River in Pawtucket pays for a bus every Tuesday and Friday. more
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined to a seven-week low as hiring managers demonstrated confidence in the outlook after temporary adjustments around the holidays. more
Karl Wadensten, president of Richmond-based VIBCO Vibrators, is a leader in lean processing. The concept isn't about reducing employees or jobs, but about eliminating waste and unnecessary steps in everything from government license approval to … more
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