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In an ongoing effort to improve the business licensing experience in Providence, the city has unveiled a new “licensing kiosk,” designed to streamline the process. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st in the nation for its 0.6 percent construction job growth over the year in October, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
The number of persons experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island on a single night in January rose by 4.4 percent over the year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
Providence Business News recognized its 12 Business Excellence Award winners Thursday night at the Providence Marriott Downtown in front of a crowd of more than 200 people. more
WaterFire received a $250,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations on Thursday to help fund its “Inspire, Imagine, Ignite – The Campaign for WaterFire” capital fundraising initiative, the public phase of which launched Thursday evening during the second annual FireBall. more
Lifespan Corp. ended fiscal 2016 with a better-than expected bottom line, almost breaking even with a $500,000 operating loss, according to a memo to employees from President and CEO Timothy J. Babineau. more
A Medicaid accountable care program has been launched to improve health and patient satisfaction, as well as reduce care costs, for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans as a result of a new initiative from CharterCARE Health Partners, CharterCARE Provider Group RI LLC and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island. more
McDonald’s Corp. plans to offer table service at all its U.S. restaurants, upending decades of fast-food tradition in a bid to placate pickier customers. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in October, representing a 0.1 percentage point decline from both the prior month and October 2015, according to a release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
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