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Producer prices in the U.S. rose more than forecast in March, led by the biggest gain in the cost of services in four years. The 0.5 percent advance in the producer-price index was the biggest since June. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose six-tenths of a percent in March compared with the same period last year, adding 100 jobs for a total of 16,300 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Rhode Island’s commercial real estate market saw improvement across all sectors in 2013, but high vacancy rates, shorter lease terms and a dearth of high-bay warehouse properties continue to challenge the market’s recovery. more
From indestructible shoelaces to the opulent, metal fixtures inside private passenger jets, Rhode Island is exporting again. more
ShamWows may be, as organizers of the Rhode Island Boat Show said, “awesome,” but you won’t find them there. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance payments last week, pointing to an improving labor market. more
After two consecutive years of year-over-year first-quarter increases in business formations, the number of new businesses created during the first three months of 2013 fell nearly 4 percent compared with the first quarter of 2012, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis announced Monday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest weekly drop in five months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in March and investors weighed corporate earnings. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes probably rose in March for a third month to reach the highest level since late 2009, further evidence of an improving real-estate market, economists said before a report today. more
The economy in the U.S. grew less than forecast in the first quarter as a drop in defense spending outweighed the biggest increase in consumer spending in two years. more
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