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New England business owners conveyed strong optimism about prospects in 2014, with sales or revenue increases reported throughout the retail, manufacturing and consulting sectors, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Statistically, 2013 was an uninspiring year for Providence commercial real estate. more
The average per capita debt for Rhode Island’s cities and towns is $1,673, with the highest per capita debt in Providence at $7,366 per person, according to an analysis of local debt data conducted by WPRI-TV CBS 12’s Target 12 team. more
Laura Boucher is a 23-year-old registered nurse with the goal of having a full-time job, preferably at Bradley Hospital, because of its focus on mental-health care for children and adolescents. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
The economy may be growing at a frustratingly slow pace, but one piece of it is booming: American homeowners’ equity holdings – the market value of their houses minus their mortgage debts – soared by nearly $2.1 trillion last year to $10 trillion. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment from January 2013 to January 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Thursday. more
Harsh winter weather dragged down new home construction and Rhode Island’s overall economic performance in February, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. February’s CCI of 58 is lower than both January’s figure of 67 and the index for February a year ago, which was also 67, the report states. more
The New England economy appears to be “gaining some steam” and community banks have the ability to post loan growth between 6 and 12 percent in 2014, analysts Matthew Kelley and Matthew Breese of Sterne Agee’s Portland, Maine, office said in an April 7 press release following a tour of Northeast banks. more
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its best week since July, rebounding from a technology-driven selloff, as corporate earnings from major Wall Street banks to Yahoo! Inc. surpassed estimates. more
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