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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
Household confidence in the U.S. is closing in on its best year since before the last recession, according to figures in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. 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
The owner of Providence Place mall plans to replace two levels of the vacant J.C. Penney Co. retail store with additional parking, part of an estimated $20 million renovation package that also will modernize the parking payment system for the mall. more
Rhode Island ranks 41st – or 11th worst – in the nation for its economy, according to WalletHub. more
A Boston development team plans to convert the former Imperial Knife Factory in the Olneyville neighborhood to 60 affordable apartments, in part by demolishing non-original portions of the building. more
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