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New England private-industry employer costs for employee compensation averaged $34.48 per hour in September, the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Friday. The national average of compensation costs in September was $29.23 per hour. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending four consecutive weeks of declines, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area rose 7.1 percent in October compared with the same period last year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the R.I. Commerce Corporation announced the relaunch of the database Tuesday for tracking business-related legislation introduced in the General Assembly. (Updated, 1:16 p.m.) more
U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more
American assembly lines churned out more cars, electronics and furniture in November, showing manufacturing will help the world’s largest economy strengthen in 2014. more
Providence Business News took two first-place awards Saturday in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition as well as second place for general excellence. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 19 percent in October compared with the same period in 2012, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in November as Americans bought cars and took advantage of discounts going into the holiday-shopping season. more
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