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Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined last week to the lowest level since mid-July, extending a run of applications near decade lows that shows dismissals remain in check. more
Rhode Island’s economy continued to expand at a slow, but steady, rate in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Wednesday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) A new poll shows that the majority of Rhode Islanders think the state spends too little on road and bridge maintenance and that they also want the Pawtucket Red Sox to remain in Rhode Island, but they do not want to be taxed on either initiative. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
Payrolls rose less than projected in September, wages stagnated and the jobless rate was unchanged as people left the workforce, signaling the global slowdown and financial-market turmoil are rippling through the world’s largest economy. more
A self-diagnosed workaholic, Jeanette Russell knows that a real vacation requires her to completely unplug by deleting mobile e-mail applications and letting her work laptop battery die in a corner. It’s also company policy. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, maintaining a pattern of gains and losses around decade lows that signals firings remain muted. more
Companies stepped up hiring in September, indicating the U.S. job market is standing firm in the face of weaker global demand, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Rhode Island Hospital late Tuesday said it plans to eliminate the positions of 200 full- and part-time employees due to a “significant deficit” this fiscal year. more
(Updated 2:04 p.m.) The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday announced a new economic growth initiative aimed at incentivizing municipalities to work collaboratively across sectors in order to address issues affecting low-income residents. more
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