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Employers added fewer workers than anticipated in July even as the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent, indicating uneven progress in the labor market. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as orders and production jumped, indicating more factories were growing optimistic about the second half of the year. more
Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than five years, extending swings typical for the month of July. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Wednesday signed legislation to create an additional enterprise zone in Pawtucket, providing tax incentives to companies in the zone for hiring local workers. more
Growth in the Massachusetts economy slowed considerably in the second quarter of 2013, hamstrung in particular by austerity measures by the federal government, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Wedneday. more
The economy in the U.S. grew more than projected in the second quarter reflecting an unexpected pickup in inventory building as consumer spending cooled. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a statewide marketing campaign to highlight Rhode Island’s business and research success stories. more
Lin TV Corp. saw its bottom line drop even as revenue continued to rise during the second quarter of 2013, the company reported Tuesday. more
The Trinity Repertory Company added three actors to its resident acting company roster, the State Theater of Rhode Island announced Monday. more
WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates dropped in Providence last month compared to June 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s bureau of labor statistics announced Tuesday in its monthly report. The … more
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