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(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Fifty retired state employees and public school teachers have filed a lawsuit against the state of Rhode Island, objecting to their inclusion in the proposed class-action settlement of the state pension reform lawsuits. more
(Updated, 12:06 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee formally approved a new apprenticeship program for computer numerical control operators at the annual meeting of the Governor's Workforce Board at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick hotel Thursday morning. more
The proposed transformation of a surface parking lot next to the Garrahy Judicial Complex on Dorrance Street into a seven-level parking garage will cost approximately $43 million, according to a report released Wednesday by a special legislative commission. more
Employers added more workers than projected in June and the unemployment rate fell to an almost six-year low of 6.1 percent, underscoring a brighter U.S. labor market that will help spur the economy. more
Quonset Development Corporation’s board of directors approved a lease option Tuesday for Cape Wind Associates LLC for property that could be used for staging components for the Massachusetts energy company’s planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. more
The R.I. Division of Planning’s Statewide Planning Program, RhodeMap RI, will sponsor four public forums next week to gather input from citizens on living and working in the Ocean State. more
(Updated, 9:55 p.m.) Rhode Island posted the fourth-highest percentage of tax revenue that came from tobacco taxes in the nation in 2011, according to a map released Monday by the Tax Foundation. more
A measure of job prospects in the U.S. advanced in August to a more than five-year high, a sign the labor market is improving. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in July to 122.6 from 121.9 in June. more
Choice was the word Wednesday morning at the Providence Business News Summit on the Health Benefits Exchange, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick. more
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