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Rhode Island gasoline prices rose 7 cents from last week, marking the highest prices since early last fall, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Manufacturing expanded at a slower pace than forecast in April as factories continued to grapple with lax global demand and fallout from a weakened U.S. energy industry. more
Providence Business News took home six awards, including one first place, in the Rhode Island Press Association’s 2015 editorial contest celebration, held Friday evening. more
Jobless rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 270 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, where it dropped to 6 percent from 6.9 percent. more
Rhode Islanders’ personal income grew 1.9 percent in fourth quarter 2015 compared with the prior year period, and 1.2 percent from fourth quarter 2007, the start of the Great Recession, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. more
Consumer spending rose less than forecast in March, wrapping up the weakest quarter in a year for the biggest part of the U.S. economy even as incomes accelerated. more
Worker pay in the U.S. rose as forecast in the first quarter, showing the steady drop in unemployment has yet to prompt employers to sweeten paychecks. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted against awarding a commercial resort casino license in Brockton in Southeastern Massachusetts, also known as Region C. more
Rhode Island ranked 48th nationally – or third worst in the nation – for jobs and opportunity in March, according to a new study released Thursday by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity. more
Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy. more
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