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Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” more
The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 34th out of 40 metropolitan areas for startup activity, an improvement of four spots from last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s prospects after an early-year slump. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) A package of economic development incentives proposed in the budget of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will head to the House floor on Tuesday largely intact, with only selected modifications made by lawmakers. more
(Updated 3:02 and 4:51 p.m.) The Senate majority leader said he plans to introduce legislation Thursday that will create a tax stabilization standard for the Interstate 195 redevelopment corridor, one that would provide a 20-year phase-in for taxes. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by 7.6 percent year over year in April, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesmen. more
Financial markets barely shuddered after Greek voters rejected austerity demands, with the euro slipping less than 0.5 percent and U.S. stocks paring losses, in a sign investors see the crisis there as contained for now. more
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