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Previously owned U.S. homes sold in May at the fastest pace since November 2009, driven by first-time buyers and indicating budding momentum in the residential real estate market. more
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing clinched first place Monday, crossing the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 finish line first in Gothenburg, Sweden. more
Rhode Island ranked third from last among states and the District of Columbia for losing 900 construction jobs in May compared with May 2014. more
Rhode Island had the largest year over year unemployment drop in May at 2 percentage points, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
With All My Heart Child Care Inc. received the 2015 New Bedford Area Small Business of the Year Award this week from the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and BankFive. more
A multifamily rental market report indicates rents are rising in most areas of the Northeast, including in Rhode Island, where they have climbed an average of 6 percent in four years. more
(Updated 2:19 and 3:50 p.m.) The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the new “Real Jobs Rhode Island” initiative, according to the governor’s office. more
A generation of economists trained to believe that trade had little to do with the long decline in high-paying U.S. factory jobs is changing its mind. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Providence was among 319 U.S. counties that experienced employment increases year over year in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. more
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