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Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 20,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
In 2013, a graduate student discovered a flaw in a spreadsheet, renewing the debate about austerity and debt. Emerging economies tanked, and Bitcoin boomed. In the U.S., unemployment fell and the Federal Reserve started to scale back its bond-buying program. Research focused on inequality and jobs gap between the highly skilled and everyone else. The Affordable Care Act began. more
Momentum in Rhode Island’s rate of economic growth continued a troublesome slowdown in November of 2013, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
An improving U.S. economy is underpinning inflation, limiting firings and lifting consumers’ moods, brightening the outlook for growth at the start of 2014. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated between gains and losses, after benchmark indexes rallied to all-time highs yesterday amid optimism over the economic recovery. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its biggest annual advance since 1997, as data showed consumer confidence increased in December and housing prices jumped in October. more
If you’re convinced the plummet in yields of U.S. government bonds is an aberration, it may be because you haven’t been in the business long enough. more
The New England consumer price index rose nearly 1 percent in November compared with a year ago on a nonseasonally adjusted basis, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Revenue in November exceeded the state’s expectations on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported on Wednesday. more
The Champlin Foundations awarded the University of Rhode Island three grants totaling $421,795 to purchase high-tech equipment to advance education and student learning. more
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