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Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year ago in 354 of the country’s 372 metropolitan areas, with the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick area experiencing among the greatest declines at 2.7 percentage points, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island exports increased 34 percent from August to September to $245 million from $182.9 million, according to the latest report from e-forecasting.com. more
The Quonset Business Park now employs more than 10,000 people, a milestone celebrated on Monday at the former naval air station by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and other state and congressional leaders. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
Seven communities will share a $2.3 million grant from the federal Department of Education to add more prekindergarten programs. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has announced a change to the CollegeBoundbaby program to make it easier for parents to enroll their children as soon as they are born. Raimondo, in … more
The deadline to submit an idea for the Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship is Friday. The two fellows who are selected will receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test and implement their ideas, which must have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island ranked 15th among states in overall health in America’s Health Rankings. The Ocean State moved up four spots, according to the annual survey which is in its 25th year and is administered by the UnitedHealth Foundation. more
A city developer has entered into exclusive negotiations with the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to purchase a piece of former highway land in the city’s Fox Point neighborhood. more
President of Office Recycling Solutions in East Greenwich talks about how his business got started, and how it has become one of the largest electronic waste recyclers in New England. more
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