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The price for a gallon of gasoline averaged $3.53 in Rhode Island for the first three months of 2014, according to an analysis by GasBuddy.com. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the fourth quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the DLT now estimates the number of Rhode Island-based jobs for December to be 473,300 – 2,100 more than the original estimate of 471,200. more
A Rhode Island film company has secured a deal with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce 10 new motion pictures – including the thriller “Almost Mercy,” currently in pre-production – for on-demand video release reaching more than 100 million households, according to a release from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area increased 2 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Wednesday. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.7 percent in February, non-seasonally adjusted, from 10.3 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force grew 0.6 percent to 691,000 from 686,600, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
Movoto Real Estate has named Westerly the best place to live in Rhode Island, lauding the high quality of life and low crime and unemployment rates in the Ocean State’s southwestern-most town. more
The foreclosure inventory in Rhode Island dropped slightly from March 2012 to March 2013 to 3.1 percent, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. This means that 3.1 percent of all homes with a mortgage in Rhode Island were in one aspect of the foreclosure process. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index heading for its sixth straight month of gains, as pending sales of homes climbed amid optimism central banks will maintain stimulus plans. more
More Americans than forecast signed contracts in March to buy previously owned homes, another indication of progress in the housing market. more
Consumer spending in the U.S. rose more than projected in March, reflecting a jump in outlays for services that is unlikely to be repeated, signaling the biggest part of the economy will soften this quarter. more
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