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Companies in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 800 jobs year over year in May, an increase of 4 percent compared with May 2013, landing the region at No. 134 among the 339 U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain. more
The number of contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes jumped in May by the most in more than four years, a sign the residential-real estate market is rebounding after a slow start to the year. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a weekly drop, as DuPont Co. slid after cutting its earnings forecast while utilities and consumer shares led gains. more
A total of 451 single-family and multifamily homes in Rhode Island were foreclosed upon during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 19.9 percent over the 376 foreclosures reported for the same period last year, affordable homes coalition HousingWorks RI reported Thursday. more
After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that there were 1,800 more Rhode Island-based jobs in the first quarter than originally estimated. more
U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second week, lowering borrowing costs as the housing recovery gets a second wind. more
Despite its small size compared with many North American metropolises, Providence ranks as the 38th most traffic-congested city in the United States and Canada, according to a new report released by GPS-device manufacturer TomTom. more
Consumer spending in the U.S. grew less than forecast in May as Americans used gains in income to shore up household finances. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metro area dropped to 1.78 percent in April from 2.54 percent during the same month last year, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday. more
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter by the most since the depths of the last recession as consumer spending cooled. more
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