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Construction of a new parking garage to support tenants of South Street Landing will begin this week, and will require the long-term closure of a northbound lane on Eddy Street. more
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is “to get a better job,” according to WalletHub, but apparently Providence isn’t the best place to look for one. more
How come more people are retiring in their early 20s? Why are middle-age men becoming stay-at-home dads? What’s keeping women out of the workforce other than illness, kids or school? more
Stories about lawsuits, free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, cybersecurity and the Pawtucket Red Sox were among the most-read news stories on PBN.com in 2015, according to Google Analytics. more
Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
U.S. mortgage rates rose, with the 30-year average topping 4 percent for the first time in five months, after the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase its benchmark lending rate. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a more than two-month high as holiday-happy Americans registered their most upbeat assessments of the buying climate since April. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. more
State general revenue cash collections for fiscal 2016 increased nearly 4 percent through November to $1.4 billion, despite an initial plunge in lottery proceeds associated with the beginning of casino gambling in Massachusetts. more
New tax rules intended to ease the financial burden on corporations and individuals take effect Jan. 1, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
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