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Employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to 6.3 percent as companies grew confident the U.S. economy is emerging from a first-quarter slowdown. more
International businessman and developer Peter de Savary has sold Merrillton, his seven bedroom gilded-age mansion, for $8.675 million, Stacie Mills, Principal Broker of Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. said Thursday. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated with the Dow Jones Industrial Average near a record as investors dissected earnings, while data showed higher jobless claims and consumer spending. more
Even with a ban on tobacco sales forecast to slow earnings, CVS Caremark Corp. shareholders still can’t seem to kick the habit of owning the stock. more
The Providence Journal posted a 2.7 percent gain in first-quarter revenue to $21.2 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing made public Wednesday. more
Massachusetts economic growth slowed in the first quarter, but far outpaced U.S. GDP growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Thursday. more
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added no construction jobs between March 2013 and March 2014, ranking the state at No. 198 among the 339 metro areas nationwide in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released April 28. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.4 percent in March, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.6 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
A.H. Belo Corp., parent company of The Providence Journal, reported a net loss of $4.04 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2014, reducing nearly by half the loss of $8.02 million posted for the same three-month period last year. more
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