Updated September 29 at 4:29pm
Economic Activity
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Companies kept adding to payrolls in August while measures of slack in the labor market were little changed, signaling steady hiring in the face of lackluster global growth. more
Samsung Electronics Co. recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of a faulty battery and announced a global replacement program, days before archrival Apple Inc. is set to unveil its newest iPhones. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections climbed year over year in April, as well as on a fiscal-year-to-date basis, by 5.9 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
The truck rest area along Interstate 95 North, between exits 2 and 3, will reopen Friday by 8 a.m., the R.I. Department of Transportation said. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. unexpectedly contracted in August for the first time in six months amid slumping orders and production that raise concern of renewed industrial weakness. more
Walt Disney Co. is unveiling toys tied to its December release “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with an assortment of fan-made films to stoke enthusiasm for action figures and collectibles that have become a major part of the toy industry’s sales. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of a healthy labor market. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 189th for its 2 percent construction job gain year over year in July. more
For the fourth year in a row, the annual pay raise awarded to U.S. employees will hold steady at 3 percent, according to a new study. It's just another sign that companies have started to rethink the way they compensate employees. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area is one of the worst in the nation for homeowners, thanks to high maintenance expenses, minimal home price appreciation and expensive energy costs, Bankrate.com said Wednesday. more
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