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For the sixth year in a row, Rhode Island has earned a national award as the top-performer in a small state for unemployment insurance tax operations. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. remained stable last week and close to a three-month high, helped in part by upbeat views of buying conditions. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week from a three-month low, in part reflecting the typical swings during holiday periods. more
Dunkin’ Donuts, facing declining sales and tougher competition with McDonald’s Corp., is fighting to reclaim its turf: breakfast. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in January by the most in two years, representing a setback in residential real estate leading up to the spring selling season. more
Rhode Island is poised to save a cumulative $120 million through the next fiscal year through an ongoing reorganization of Medicaid, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and state health officials. more
New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of GateHouse Media which owns the Providence Journal, reported 2015 results this week, showing profit of $67.6 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, reversing a previous-year loss of $3.2 million, or 10 cents per diluted share. more
Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth and indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy gained momentum at the start of 2016. more
Cash sales slipped in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in November to 23.4 percent of total home sales, a 9.1 percentage point decrease compared with November 2014, CoreLogic said Friday. more
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