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Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, an indication companies are holding on to staff even as cold weather threatens to slow the world’s largest economy. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
The cost of a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased over the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the fourth week in a row that fuel prices went up, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Manufacturing expanded at a faster pace than projected in February, a sign the industry was beginning to overcome bad weather across much of the United States. more
U.S. stocks sank, tracking a global selloff in equities, as Russia’s threat to invade Ukraine sent investors searching for havens. more
Consumer spending in the United States climbed more than forecast in January as incomes increased, making it more likely the biggest part of the economy will be able to sustain growth in early 2014. more
Rhode Island was one of three states that averaged an unemployment rate of greater than 9 percent in 2013, according to year-end figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, suggesting some loss of momentum heading into 2014. more
Rhode Island’s average unemployment rate for 2013 was 9.5 percent, according to revised data released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. The yearly average came in eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than 2012’s average of 10.3 percent. more
The foreclosure rate for residential mortgages in Rhode Island declined in January, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic in a report issued Thursday. more
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