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Three was a magic number for America last year. The U.S. economy added 3.1 million jobs. Gasoline plunged below $3 a gallon. As a result, driving topped 3 trillion miles for the first time in seven years and is poised to climb higher this year. more
Penn National Gaming Inc. said that it plans to open the $225 million Plainridge Park Casino on June 24, pending final regulatory approval by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the second week in a row, 4 cents and 9 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
Sales of previously owned homes fell short of a 5 million annual rate in February for a second month, showing an industry struggling to gain traction amid rising prices and a lack of inventory. more
Rhode Island ranked second among states in February for its percentage of mortgages that were 90 days delinquent or more at 3.7 percent, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport dropped in February by 5.7 percent, the R.I. Airport Corporation reported Friday. more
With a 2.1 percentage point decline, the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area had the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more in January, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
New Media Investment Group Inc., whose subsidiary Gatehouse Media owns The Providence Journal, recently completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media LLC for $102.5 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. more
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