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Unemployment rates were lower than a year ago in September in 224 out of 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, which saw the rate fall to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the city’s outstanding General Obligation bonds to A- from BBB-, and its Issuer Default Rating to BBB from BBB-. more
GateHouse Media, the owner of the Providence Journal, this week said that it plans to hire up to 100 digital-only sales executives to serve more than 200,000 business customers across the country. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 15th among the 40 largest metropolitan areas for its home price increase in August of 5.7 percent, to $268,000 compared with $253,000 in August 2015, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
U.S. jobs continued to rise at a steady pace in October and wage gains accelerated, signs that the labor market and economy made steady progress at the start of the fourth quarter. more
PROVIDENCE – Home prices are on the rise in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area and in Rhode Island, CoreLogic said Nov. 1. The real estate data tracker said home prices increased 5 percent over the year in September in … more
NEW BEDFORD – Citing 2015 landings worth $322 million, for the 16th year in a row the city held the top-value title nationwide for its fishing catch, according to NOAA Fisheries. The top ranking was thanks largely to scallops, SouthCoastToday.com … more
Aspen Aerogels Inc., an energy technology company, widened its third-quarter loss to $3.1 million, or 13 cents per diluted share, and saw a decrease in revenue in the period that ended Sept. 30. more
The rate of Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.3 percent in August, a decrease of 0.52 percentage points compared with August 2015 when the rate was 1.82 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, a statewide organization of 500 members, has taken a position opposing the Twin River Tiverton casino. more
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