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Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
Construction employment expanded in 228 metropolitan areas from October 2013 to October 2014, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area was one of them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
More senior women own their homes today, but those who have a mortgage are burdened by the cost, according to HousingWorks RI. more
Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo said she will reappoint Janet L. Coit as director of the state Department of Environmental Management, and will submit her name to the Senate next month for reconfirmation. more
Companies in the U.S. added 208,000 workers in November, indicating steady progress in the labor market, a private payrolls report showed. more
“Bleed for This,” the movie about Rhode Island boxing champion Vinny Paz, needs 6,000 extras for fight scenes at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Dec. 16 and 17. more
Ten Network Holdings Ltd., Australia’s No. 3 free-to-air commercial broadcaster, said it’s studying takeover or refinancing proposals received from a number of parties. more
A zoning change paving the way for construction of a 17-story hotel and apartment tower on Federal Hill may be wiped off the map even faster than it was granted. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area, including distressed sales, increased 2.1 percent in October, compared with October 2013, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Cyber Monday sales growth is slowing as consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping, spreading out their purchases instead of being lured by one-day specials. more
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