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Applications for U.S. jobless benefits remained below 300,000 for the 12th straight week, signaling the labor market remains firm even as the economy has been slow to rebound from a first-quarter slump. more
Brown University will renovate its 12th house in the College Hill neighborhood this summer for conversion to private ownership through a program that allows employees to purchase a home from the university. more
Baud Builders, a company that specializes in custom, high-end residential construction, was named the 2015 National Contractor of the Year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, for a residential project in Narragansett. more
Site preparation has begun on a $94 million project to replace the Rhode Island Veterans Home. Voters authorized bonds for the work in 2012. more
Executive director of Laurelmead discusses the concept of a retirement co-op. more
Single-family home sales rose 2 percent in April in Rhode Island, compared to a year earlier, while the median price dropped 5 percent. more
Rhode Island was among 28 states that had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island ranked 49th – or third from the bottom – for losing 800 construction jobs in April compared with April 2014, according to a ranking of the states and the District of Columbia by the Associated General Contractors of America based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
Payrolls rose in 40 states in April and the unemployment rate fell in 23 as the U.S. labor market picked up following a soft patch a month earlier. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area dipped two-tenths of a percentage point in March to 1.7 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
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