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No one can quite agree on what it means, much less what to do about it, but that hasn’t stopped every announced candidate for U.S. president in 2016 from pledging to focus on it. What is it? The middle class, of course, and addressing its economic anxieties will be among the next president’s most daunting challenges. more
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
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