Updated June 29 at 2:29pm
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For the second time in a month, Charles A. Watson, assistant director of diversity at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering, has been recognized for his work to help students, especially those of color. more
The IRS has been so slow to adapt to the rapidly emerging peer-to-peer economy that billions of dollars in taxable income a year are probably going unreported every year, according to a study being delivered to Congress this week. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recognized 19 Real Jobs Rhode Island graduates at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning for a new training and education classroom at Johnnycake Center. more
Consumer confidence fell last week to a five-month low as Americans became more downbeat about the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort data showed Thursday. Sentiment around personal finances and the buying climate were little changed after declining the previous week. more
From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reason to begin raising interest rates this year. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week from a more than one-year high, as a plunge in New York returned claims to a level consistent with a firm labor market. more
(Updated 2:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza published a report Wednesday afternoon announcing the achievements, goals and future plans of the Career and Technical Education Task Force launched in October. 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
An increase in June payrolls followed smaller gains in the prior two months, and wages were little changed as U.S. job market reflected a more moderate pace of economic growth. more
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