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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week almost to the lowest level since 1973, as employers show scant willingness to fire workers amid a tightening labor market. more
Local food advocates could be getting some legal help this fall, as the Conservation Law Foundation plans to offer free legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs in Rhode Island. more
Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Chef Walter Potenza is very familiar with the reign of central Italy that has suffered through a severe earthquake. He was born in a town about an hour east of the village of Amatrice that was virtually leveled when the quake struck. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts fell 2 cents this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said the economy is ripe for an interest-rate increase and repeated that the Fed’s November meeting should be viewed as “live” for a policy decision, despite its proximity to the U.S. presidential election. more
William F. Hatfield has been elected board chairman of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, according to an announcement by the organization Tuesday. more
Greenville has the healthiest housing market in Rhode Island, according to SmartAsset’s second annual Healthiest Housing Markets Study released last week. more
McDonald’s Corp., which replaced its CEO last year with the hope of turning around sales, plans to significantly increase its investment in digital endeavors, including self-serve kiosks and a mobile-ordering application. more
Marcel Valois has left his senior adviser position at R.I. Commerce Corp. to take a job as the first executive director for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island, a member organization of the Washington, D.C.-based American Council of Engineering Companies. more
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