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Rhode Island ranked 47th among states and the District of Columbia for a year-over-year loss of 200 construction jobs in March, according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island earned a C+ on Education Week’s Quality Counts report, with the ranking reflecting strength in the “chance for success” category but weakness in a K-12 “achievement index.” more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped again, representing the lowest prices recorded since early 2011, according to the weekly survey from AAA Southern New England. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area both ranked in the bottom 10 for home price changes in February, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Industrial production surged in November by the most since May 2010 as U.S. assembly lines churned out more consumer goods and business equipment, signaling manufacturing is bolstering economic growth. more
Luxottica Group SpA said founder Leonardo Del Vecchio will become interim chief executive officer after the Italian maker of Ray-Ban glasses lost its second leader in little more than a month. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
Despite its small size compared with many North American metropolises, Providence ranks as the 38th most traffic-congested city in the United States and Canada, according to a new report released by GPS-device manufacturer TomTom. more
Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year. more
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