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In the short run, a hit to Americans’ wallets is trumping the benefits of an improving job market. more
It has become increasingly difficult to reconcile different sets of data to form a coherent and decisive picture of the U.S. economy. Nowhere is this problem more evident and consequential than when comparing the contrasting developments in job creation(which has been robust) and the sluggish gross domestic product and wage growth. The jobs report for May that will be released Friday won’t clarify the whole picture, though it could provide some clues. more
Providence has proposed two standardized tax incentive programs for development in the Interstate 195 corridor, including one that would defer full taxes for projects of at least $10 million for 13 years. more
If Boston is selected as the host city for the 2024 Olympic summer games, New Bedford will host Olympic and Paralympic sailing on Buzzards Bay. more
The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 34th out of 40 metropolitan areas for startup activity, an improvement of four spots from last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
A newly constructed boutique hotel named The Break is scheduled to open in Narragansett this month with a soft opening planned for June 19, according to a spokeswoman for Lark Hotels, which will manage its operations. more
The Foley’s Hertz Rental Car property, at 105 Broadway St. in Newport, is on the market for the first time since 1976 with a list price of $1.25 million. more
Beverage manager at The White Horse Tavern discusses operating a fully functioning restaurant in a colonial building. more
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