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Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in December compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 19,100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg headlined the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Tuesday by challenging attendees to take the initiative for improving the state’s economy. more
In a Gallup ranking of U.S. states by employees’ perception of job creation at their workplaces, Rhode Island ranked last, replacing Maine as the state with the lowest Job Creation Index in 2013. more
General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded one of three initial contracts in a $12.1 billion U.S. Coast Guard ship program, with competitor Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. shut out. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 12 percent in January compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
The burden of housing costs leaves Latinos in Rhode Island with little purchasing power, according to data released Thursday by HousingWorks RI and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, suggesting some loss of momentum heading into 2014. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record close last week, as investors assessed the strength of the economy and developments in Ukraine. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased less than expected in January, a sign labor market cooling from late 2013 persisted as severe winter weather hammered the eastern and mid-western U.S. more
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