Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Economic Indicators
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State hotel tax collections showed “solid growth” during the first five months of the fiscal year, and “positive growth” year over year, state Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly said. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose to the highest level since 2001 as employers faced improving demand for their goods and services. more
Rhode Island’s economy grew at a slower rate than that of the United States in 2013, despite an improving employment picture, according to a small business profile that the Office of Advocacy within the U.S. Small Business Administration released recently for all 50 states. more
Gasoline prices jumped 11 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a change AAA Northeast blamed on the increase in the cost of crude oil. more
When Lincoln D. Chafee became governor in January 2011, the unemployment rate for Rhode Island residents was 11.4 percent. By November 2014, it had dropped to 7.1 percent. In the same time frame, … more
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Brookline Bancorp Inc. posted profit of $44.9 million for 2014, an increase of 20.8 percent on the 2013 results. Total interest and noninterest income increased 7.5 percent to $236.6 million. The bank attributed the increase to loan growth and improvements in its asset quality. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers’ earnings jumped. more
Paolino Properties, led by developer Joseph R. Paolino Jr., has bought a 100-space parking lot downtown that the developer says could lead to development of a parking garage or “other commercial opportunities.” more
Goldman Sachs may need to work on its image. This year, the firm beat recall-riddled General Motors along with Koch Industries and BP for the dubious distinction of worst corporate reputation, according to a new poll. more
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