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An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in February for the first time since March 2013, dropping four-tenths of a percent to 124.9 from 125.4 in January. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area increased 2 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Wednesday. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.7 percent in February, non-seasonally adjusted, from 10.3 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force grew 0.6 percent to 691,000 from 686,600, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
The owner of the vacant “Superman Building” at 111 Westminster St. downtown Wednesday proposed a new $39 million package of state assistance to renovate the tower. more
The 2014 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts will be given at the 18th annual Pell Awards on June 9 to actor Richard Jenkins and his wife, director/choreographer Sharon Jenkins. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose more than forecast in February to a six-year high as employers moved to boost hiring in response to rising consumer demand. more
U.S. states took in 6.1 percent more revenue in fiscal 2013 than they did the year before for a record $846.2 billion, according to the Census Bureau. more
Rhode Island will receive $4.1 million in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grants to renew support for 36 local homeless housing and service programs in the state, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Tuesday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest drop for the Nasdaq 100 Index in two years, as technology and consumer companies extended last week’s slide before the start of corporate earnings season. more
The long-awaited pickup in U.S. business investment will take place this year. No, really. more
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