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Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month in July, showing the world’s largest economy is making strides toward sustaining faster growth entering the sixth year of expansion. The jobless rate rose as growing confidence prompted more Americans to look for work. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
The A.H. Belo Corp. has agreed to sell the Providence Journal and its production facility for $46 million in cash to New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of GateHouse Media. more
T.F. Green Airport saw passenger traffic decline 7.3 percent year over year in June after a 7.8 percent decline a month earlier in May, according to numbers released Friday by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday tapped a JPMorgan Chase & Co. veteran to take over as vice chairman and head of commercial banking, a position left open since the unexpected death of Robert Matthews last December. more
Mayor Angel Taveras has signed an amendment to Providence’s zoning ordinance designed to block mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront and protect industrial uses there. more
A proposed state “Infrastructure Bank” could allow businesses and municipalities to tap into programs to help finance energy savings. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is among the most overpriced cities in the country, according to Forbes. more
Johnson & Wales University’s Ray McCue, an assistant professor, has been named best culinary educator in the Northeast. more
In a ranking of the 15 worst states for state income taxes, Rhode Island did not make the list, but two of its New England neighbors did – Maine and Massachusetts. more
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