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Economic Activity
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A Boston-based nonprofit has collaborated with Rhode Island Housing to purchase the 88-unit Aaron Briggs Manor in Providence, which will be preserved for affordable housing for senior citizens. more
Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s prospects after an early-year slump. more
Rhode Island ranked 16th for its 2.1 percent increase in export growth for the first three months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
In the short run, a hit to Americans’ wallets is trumping the benefits of an improving job market. more
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
If Boston is selected as the host city for the 2024 Olympic summer games, New Bedford will host Olympic and Paralympic sailing on Buzzards Bay. more
The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 34th out of 40 metropolitan areas for startup activity, an improvement of four spots from last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
Single-family home sales increased on an annual basis in every state in the First District, except Massachusetts, where the number of sales declined, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report that notes economic conditions from early April to late May. more
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