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The rich are getting richer in U.S. higher education, a new report shows. more
After advancing slightly in last year’s ranking, Rhode Island dropped once again to dead last in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2014 report. The 2014 ranking represents the third time in the last four years that Rhode Island came in at No. 50 in the CNBC report, which scored all 50 states on 56 measures of economic competitiveness. more
(Updated 9:58 a.m.) A complaint was filed in Superior Court Wednesday against two Allens Avenue companies for alleged environmental violations from their scrap metal recycling operation by state Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
The Providence School District ranks No. 37 on a list of top paying school districts in each state for first-year teachers, according to Top Masters in Education, an online guide to earning a master's in education degree. more
(Updated Tuesday 2:38 p.m.) Aetna Bridge Co. received a second place construction safety excellence award in the highway and transportation division by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is pleased with Judge Sarah Taft-Carter’s decision to grant the state’s request for a jury trial in the pension cases. more
Dr. Anne S. De Groot, EpiVax CEO and University of Rhode Island professor, has been named one of the most influential people in the vaccine industry by the national vaccine industry organization VaccineNation. more
Economic momentum shifted into a higher gear in Rhode Island in August, a possible turning point in the state’s recovery, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the growth of workers with an advanced degree from 2005 to 2013, with a 5.6 percent increase during that period. more
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