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An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in March for a second consecutive month, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 124.9 from 125 in February. more
U.S. stocks fell, halting a two-day advance, as retailers from Staples Inc. to Urban Outfitters Inc. slumped on worse-than-estimated earnings and small-cap companies retreated. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said the strongest U.S. economy in years, buoyed by a solid housing market, may push the jobless rate below 6 percent by year-end. more
(Updated, 6:56 p.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has received “several” development proposals, including potential commercial, residential, hospitality and recreational projects, for the former highway land known as The Link, the agency said Tuesday. more
Approximately 36.1 million Americans will travel from home during Memorial Day weekend, an increase of 1.5 percent over last year’s 35.5 million travelers, AAA Southern New England estimates. more
U.S. stocks rose, following the first back-to-back weekly losses since January for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Internet and small-cap shares extended a rally after a selloff. more
Rhode Island added 1,300 construction jobs in the month of April, an 8.1 percent increase over the same month last year, ranking the Ocean State sixth in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. more
Allan Tear, a co-counder and managing partner at the startup accelerator Betaspring, has seen firsthand how government can boost the economy by providing a little capital for private enterprise. more
It’s not that having an awards luncheon calling attention to some of the Ocean State’s biggest small-business success stories is not a big deal, because it is. more
Bryant University’s 29th Annual World Trade Day on May 21 will focus on encouraging businesses to take a broader view of their potential and move boldly forward. A highlight this year will be the unveiling of Manufacturing Rhode Island, a Web portal geared to build on this year’s theme of Back to the USA: Partnering for Global Success. more
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