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Construction employment rose in 190 out of 358 metropolitan areas over the year in December, including in the Providence-Warwick metro area, which saw jobs climb 2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased over the year in December by 5.4 percent, while Rhode Island home prices climbed 4 percent during the same period, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Foreclosure petition filings in Massachusetts increased 118.2 percent to 1,224 in December from 561 in December 2014, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
U.S. workers and consumers (who are for the most part the same people) seem to be doing pretty well at the moment. more
(Updated 12:38 p.m.) Employers added more workers in February than projected but wages unexpectedly declined, dashing hopes that reduced slack in the labor market was starting to benefit all Americans. more
Rob Britton, who spent two decades with American Airlines Group Inc., is unapologetic in defending the profits his former employer and other U.S. carriers are making. Sure, fuel’s cheap, but what company cuts prices as soon as its costs shrink? more
Textron Inc.’s profit rose in the fourth quarter and in 2015, while revenue slipped during the same periods, the company reported on Wednesday. more
Jobless claims in the U.S. fell to 278,000 in the week ended Jan. 23, from 294,000 in the prior period, a report from the Labor Department showed on Thursday in Washington. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 8.1 percent, and 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 3.9 percent, when comparing December with December 2014, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Cash had a pretty good run for 4,000 years or so. These days, though, notes and coins increasingly seem declasse: They’re dirty and dangerous, unwieldy and expensive, antiquated and so very analog. more
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