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Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $37.12 per hour in December, 19 percent higher than the national average of $31.32 per hour, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, after the biggest three-day jump since 2011, amid investor optimism that the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy. more
Rhode Island ranked second among states with mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more in January, according to the latest data from Black Knight Financial Services. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center dedicated a new $24.9 million payload research facility on Wednesday. more
A.H. Belo Corp. has completed the $46 million sale of The Providence Journal to Gatehouse Media, a subsidiary of New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $7 million more than expected in May, resulting in a 3.2 percent monthly total general revenue surplus compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Tuesday. more
The Business Development Company provided $2 million in loans to nine small businesses unable to obtain capital from traditional sources during its fiscal third quarter, an infusion of funding that is expected to create at least 30 jobs. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has launched the new Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool to help consumers save money and improve their homes’ energy efficiency through recommended home improvement projects, according to regional administrator Curt Spalding. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts fell 3 cents and 2 cents, respectively, from last week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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