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The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
Providence County’s average weekly wage in the second quarter was $993, $4 higher than the nationwide average and $44 higher than Rhode Island’s average weekly wage, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
If you’re searching for Valentine’s Day plans, don’t leave out Providence. It was named 12th-most romantic city in the nation by Travel + Leisure in a list of the top 20. more
ChemArt has rebranded its custom ornaments and keepsakes business as Beacon Design. more
A global rally that sent U.S. benchmarks surging to a fresh round of records stalled as markets turned their attention to inflation data and Janet Yellen for clues on how quickly the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy. Oil rebounded. more
(Updated 12:46 p.m.) The cash sales share of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area fell to 22.5 percent in November, a percentage point decrease from November 2015, CoreLogic said this week. more
Ocean Lawn, a grand estate overlooking Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean, sold on Jan. 27 for $11.65 million, according to an announcement from the listing broker, Lila Delman Real Estate International. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level since the 1970s, consistent with a still-improving labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
The number of completed foreclosures in Rhode Island saw a 22.1 percent increase from 2015 to 2016, according to CoreLogic, one of three states and the District of Columbia with non-judicial foreclosure procedures that showed an increase year over year. more
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