Updated February 21 at 12:52pm
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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. job market remains healthy. more
More than 500 Rhode Island Verizon workers on Wednesday went on strike after the telecommunications giant and union leadership failed to reach contract agreements. more
Rhode Island’s third-largest city also is one of the best in the country for women in the workforce. more
When it comes to discrimination, Americans pride ourselves on how far we’ve come. Racial segregation is history. Explicit sex discrimination is banned. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land. more
Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in February in 296 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick metro area, which saw its rate fall to 6.2 percent from 7.2 percent. more
(Updated 12:12 and 12:37 p.m.) General Electric Co. plans to open a new GE Digital information technology center, which will bring “hundreds” of new technology jobs to Providence, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Thursday. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th for 24.9 percent growth in women-owned business firms from 2007 to 2016, according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by Amex OPEN. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has received a $1 million gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation. more
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker, by yet another measure. more
Dockwa Inc. has acquired Marinas.com, which gives the company a database of more than 15,000 marinas worldwide servicing approximately 100,000 boaters. more
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