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Economic Activity
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The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 34th out of 40 metropolitan areas for startup activity, an improvement of four spots from last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
A newly constructed boutique hotel named The Break is scheduled to open in Narragansett this month with a soft opening planned for June 19, according to a spokeswoman for Lark Hotels, which will manage its operations. more
The Foley’s Hertz Rental Car property, at 105 Broadway St. in Newport, is on the market for the first time since 1976 with a list price of $1.25 million. more
Beverage manager at The White Horse Tavern discusses operating a fully functioning restaurant in a colonial building. more
A 500-kilowatt solar project is now occupying 6.8 acres of land in Richmond, near Interstate 95. more
Single-family home sales increased on an annual basis in every state in the First District, except Massachusetts, where the number of sales declined, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report that notes economic conditions from early April to late May. more
Providence Journal owner New Media Investment Group Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase all of the publishing operations and assets of the family-owned Columbus Dispatch in Ohio. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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