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An improving U.S. economy is underpinning inflation, limiting firings and lifting consumers’ moods, brightening the outlook for growth at the start of 2014. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 39 and Massachusetts ranked No. 47 in a new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University evaluating each state’s fiscal condition based on four separate measures of a state’s solvency. more
The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.2 percent pace in the fourth quarter as Americans’ spending climbed the most in three years, laying the ground for further improvement in 2014. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts during 2013 rose 4.9 percent compared with the previous year, bolstered by strong fourth-quarter sales, according to a report released Wednesday by The Warren Group. more
Paolino Properties has purchased a package of three high-profile properties in Providence’s Financial District for $60 million, the company announced Wednesday. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the R.I. Commerce Corporation announced the relaunch of the database Tuesday for tracking business-related legislation introduced in the General Assembly. (Updated, 1:16 p.m.) more
The Massachusetts economy grew 5.5 percent in the fourth quarter, the third time in 2013 that quarterly growth in the Bay State outpaced the national GDP growth rate, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported Thursday in its Current Economic Index. more
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
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