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Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the seventh straight week, pointing to a rebound in payrolls after hiring eased last month. more
The average unemployment rate in New England was 5.9 percent last year, 1 percentage point less than 2013’s rate of 6.9 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island was among the top five states in March with mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
IGT plans to shut its manufacturing plant at 1372 Main St. here, affecting 44 workers. more
Citizens Financial Group Inc. reported a 25.9 percent increase in profit in the first quarter, and a 7.6 percent increase in assets, driven by loan and lease growth. more
U.S. house prices rose more than economists estimated in February as the strongest labor market in seven years gives Americans the confidence to bid on property. more
Johnson & Wales University has begun site preparation for construction of a three-story, $40 million academic building in the Jewelry District downtown. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranked 47th among states and the District of Columbia for a year-over-year loss of 200 construction jobs in March, according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The office and industrial sectors of the Rhode Island commercial real estate market strengthened in 2014, according to an analysis by Capstone Properties, with large properties showing the greatest sales gains. more
(Updated 12:45 and 1:16 p.m.) To compete with Massachusetts gaming, the owners of Twin River Casino said Tuesday they are proposing to build a casino with table games on 45 acres in Tiverton and transfer Newport Grand’s gaming license to it. more
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