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Economic momentum picked up in March in Rhode Island in spite of “weather-related distortions,” positioning the state for better future performance, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic … more
Foreclosure petitions in the Bay State jumped 68 percent year over year in March, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
While Rhode Island ranked 14th worst in a ranking of the best and worst states for businesses, it did move up three spots compared with last year. more
The deadline to submit disaster-loan applications for damages caused by a March fire at the Westgate condominium complex is June 5, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area is the 12th worst in the country to work for a small business, according to WalletHub, which ranked the 100 most populated U.S. metropolitan areas on their small business environment. more
Payrolls rebounded in April following an even bigger setback a month earlier than previously estimated, a sign companies are confident the U.S. economy will reboot after stagnating early this year. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent. more
(Updated 4:22 p.m.) The Bridgham Estate on the East Side, one of the largest family estates remaining in the city, has been sold for $4 million, according to Residential Properties Ltd., which represented the sellers. more
The New England jobless rate was 5.2 percent in March, 1 percentage point less than it was in March 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Consumer confidence declined to an eight- week low as attitudes about the economy dimmed, particularly among those at the bottom of the income ladder. more
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