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Economic Activity
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Construction of a $21 million expansion and renovation of St. Clare-Newport has begun. The project will expand the skilled nursing facility from 47 to 60 beds, with all private rooms and bathrooms arranged in a “household” model for care. more
The town of Cumberland saw its most expensive single-family home sale in the past eight years this month. more
Site work has begun for construction of a four-story, 198-room hotel and conference center to replace the 1950s-era Seaview Hotel. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Economic momentum picked up in March in Rhode Island in spite of "weather-related distortions," positioning the state for better future performance, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. … more
PROVIDENCE – The New England jobless rate was 5.2 percent in March, 1 percentage point less than it was in March 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The New England jobless rate was slightly less than the national … more
U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest jump in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve’s pledge to be patient on the timing of rate increases. more
The index of U.S. leading indicators rose in November for a third straight month, a sign the economy is gaining traction heading into 2015. more
(Updated 2:27 p.m.) The Rhode Island Mall is under contract for sale to a Baltimore-based commercial real estate investment company that specializes in revamping distressed and under-performing properties. more
A plan to demolish a two-story brick building in the Jewelry District and replace it with a six-story apartment building will come before a city committee Monday for final approval. more
Rhode Island’s rate of foreclosure starts in the first quarter was highest in New England and fifth highest in the nation, according to HousingWorks RI. more
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