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Economic Activity
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What a job looks like has changed for many people since the recession. In general, things are looking up: Both unemployment and jobless claims are falling. But a good chunk of job creation has come at the highest and lowest ends of the spectrum, a trend that has only recently started to change with gains for middle-wage earners. more
Gasoline prices are ticking upward in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as the summer vacation season draws to a close, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The West Valley Inn served its last takeout order on Sunday and is now closed for business. more
Boats can now can come directly to J. Goodison Co. for repairs, thanks to a new Marine Travelift billed as the biggest in the Northeast that the company debuted this week. more
Enterprises ranging from bridge designers to medical technology developers to snow removal services made it onto Providence Business News’ 2016 list of the region’s fastest-growing companies. more
Rhode Island was one of 11 states that lost construction jobs over the year in July. It experienced a decline of 0.6 percent, or 100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Investor interest in hedge funds betting on distressed credit is growing as weaker economic growth creates more investment opportunities, according to Morgan Stanley. more
1Senate right not to ban vaping PUBLISHED IN PRINT: JULY 22 The R.I. Senate made the right decision when it chose not to pass a ban on the use of e-cigarettes, or "vaping," early in the morning on the last day of the legislative … more
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 in Rhode Island was 5.5 percent, unchanged from June 2016 and four-tenths of a percentage point less than a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Consumer confidence rose last week from a three-month low as Americans felt better about the economy, their financial situation and the buying climate, according to the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
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