Updated February 26 at 9:30am
Economic Indicators
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Taking a cue from a Brookings Institution report that called for more involvement from top-level CEOS, four business leaders have joined forces to create the Partnership for Rhode Island, focusing on economic growth in the Ocean State. more
Alan Hassenfeld, the former chairman and CEO of one of the state's largest companies, Hasbro Inc., isn't buying the conventional wisdom on municipal bankruptcy, that it is a tarnish worth avoiding at all costs. "I think we're in deeper … more
In signs of a strengthening economy, businesses are increasingly reinvesting in both employees and big-ticket items despite rising health care costs and other concerns, according to Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey. … more
Free parking is being offered in designated commercial districts in the city starting today as part of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s #ThinkPVD campaign to encourage local shopping this holiday season. more
The Rhode Island economy contracted in the second quarter at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Friday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
While Rhode Island’s economy ended the year with positive momentum, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro is not quite ready to say the state is on a permanent road to recovery. more
Plans for a residential project called “Hope Point Towers” were unveiled by the Fane Organization at the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission meeting Monday. more
If you visited one of the historic Newport mansions in 2016, you were one of 1,019,983 people to receive a tour that year, according to an announcement made by The Preservation Society of Newport County Tuesday. more
(Updated 11:02 a.m.) Textron Inc. plans to restructure and align its businesses through employee reductions and facility consolidations, but no changes are planned for the company’s headquarters in Providence, a spokesman said Wednesday. more
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