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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in five months as the number of firings remained consistent with a solid labor market. more
The great American jobs machine keeps humming and inflation is finally stirring to life. Still, economists are split over how aggressively the Federal Reserve will signal its next interest-rate move when policy makers meet on March 15-16. more
Rhode Island had 13.5 percent of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the fourth quarter, the fifth-highest percentage in the nation, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Providence Business News is moving its publication date to Friday from Monday, effective with the March 18 issue. more
In reaction to the truck tolls associated with RhodeWorks, the Northeast Trucking Association Executives Council is working to relocate to Maine a 2018 annual meeting that had been set for Newport – a change the council chairman says could cost Rhode Island $250,000 or more in revenue. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
Rhode Island has some of the highest taxes in the nation, according to WalletHub, the 10th highest on property and the highest on automobiles. more
Filming for “The Discovery,” a sci-fi love story starring Robert Redford and Rooney Mara, will be shot in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island commuters who use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail will see a $2 roundtrip increase in the daily fare, under a series of system-wide increases expected to take effect July 1. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.8 percent in January, higher than 1.6 percent reported a year ago, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
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