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Consumer confidence eased in the first half of March as lower-income Americans grew more concerned about prospects for the U.S. economy and higher gasoline prices. more
Unemployment rates were lower in 333 out of 387 metropolitan areas in January than than a year earlier, including in the Providence metro, where the rate fell to 6.2 percent from 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Tiffany & Co., the luxury jewelry retailer, gave a forecast for earnings this year that trailed analysts’ estimates as the sluggish global economy hurts sales. more
An area off the coast of New York designated for offshore wind farms has the potential to generate almost as much electricity as a nuclear power plant. more
U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased in February, reflecting continued signs of a healthy labor market. more
Standard & Poor’s has affirmed the Central Falls long-term bond rating at BB, while affirming a positive outlook, according to Mayor James A. Diossa, who announced the update in a news release Thursday. more
T.F. Green Airport saw its passenger count rise for the second month in a row in February, to 246,978 from 219,250 a year ago, a 12.7 percent increase. more
Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metropolitan areas in January, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, which saw a 12 percent jump over the year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked ninth worst for families among 30 metro areas in the country, according to Apartment List, an online rental marketplace. more
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