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New-home construction rose in April, extending a pattern of gains and losses that signals the U.S. homebuilding industry is contributing little to economic growth. more
Bristol County Savings Bank, through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $80,000 to 12 Pawtucket-area nonprofit organizations last week during a ceremony at the Pawtucket Country Club on March 30. more
Rhode Island ranked 42nd in the country for growth in middle market firms from 2011-2016. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in March for the fourth consecutive month, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in April by the most in three years an indication that inflation may be picking up toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
America’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to $60.5 billion in November from $61.3 billion the prior month, advanced data issued by the Commerce Department showed on Tuesday. more
Rhode Island must learn to "punch above its weight," or so say many who talk about economic development efforts in the Ocean State. If there is one piece of the state's economy that is doing that already, it's the health care sector. Based … more
With 1,906 single-family home sales in the first quarter, a 15 percent increase compared with the same period last year, Rhode Island experienced its busiest first quarter since 1986, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island has the 11th highest median property tax rate in the nation at 1.93 percent, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
The U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter at the slowest pace in two years as American consumers reined in spending and companies tightened their belts in response to weak global financial conditions and a plunge in oil prices. more
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