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Rhode Island led the nation with the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease in August at 1.8 percentage points. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased in August, helped by a stronger housing market and showing slow, steady growth into 2016. more
The U.S. Census Bureau released data from its 2014 American Community Survey showing that the uninsured rate for Rhode Island was 7.4 percent, a drop from 11.3 percent the year before. more
U.S. stocks ended lower, after swinging between gains and losses, as the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates near zero percent raised questions about the strength of the global economy. more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday. more
Treasuries gained after the Federal Reserve held interest rates near zero. more
Fox Point Pickling Co. has been picked by homemaking maven Martha Stewart and her panel of judges as a finalist in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Awards in the food category. more
Prudential Gammons Realty LLC has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the companies announced recently, and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gammons Realty. more
The North East Independent and South County Independent are being rebranded into a single newspaper, The Independent, the managing editor announced in a Web post on Thursday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. fell in August, indicating the real-estate recovery will take time to evolve. more
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