Economic Activity

EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION COSTS for employers in New England were $41.13 per hour in March, higher than both nationwide employer costs and Northeast employer costs for the month. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

N.E. hourly compensation costs in March were $41.13

PROVIDENCE – Private employer compensation costs were $41.13 per hour in New England in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this...
US. JOBLESS claims fell to 216,000 last week . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

U.S. jobless claims drop in latest sign of strong labor market

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined the most in five weeks in another sign the jobs market remains strong, underscoring the...
RIDOT WILL IMPLEMENT a traffic shift on I-295 as part of the replacement of four bridges on the Cranston and Johnston line.

RIDOT announces upcoming lane shift on I-295

CRANSTON – A new lane shift will be put in place on Interstate 295 north near exit 6 at the Cranston and Johnston line,...
RIPTA IS ADDING two trips on the Route 61X bus service to better accommodate workers who live in the Greater Providence area that work at business and manufacturers in the Bristol and Warren area. Above, RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA to add bus trips from PVD to East Bay to...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will offer two more trips on the Route 61X bus line to offer service to commuters who...

2 R.I. companies named among Points of Light’s Civic 50 honorees

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp. were named among the Civic 50 honorees of 2019 by Points of Light, the volunteerism organization...
CHARITABLE GIVING by individuals in the U.S. fell an estimated 3.4%, after adjusting for inflation, last year, following changes in the 2017 Republican tax overhaul, according to a report released Tuesday by Giving USA. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump’s tax law made Americans less charitable, nonprofits say

WASHINGTON – Americans gave less money to charities last year partly because the Republican tax law changes made many people ineligible for tax breaks...
THE DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE Parks Conservancy received $35,000 to help fund operations at Burnside Park from June through September. Above, Big Nazo performing at Storytime + Art in the Park. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE FOUNDATION/KRISTIN CRANE

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy receives $35K from Providence Tourism Council

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation’s Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy program has been awarded $35,000 from the Providence Tourism Council, the foundation announced Monday.The funds...
HAIL DAMAGE COSTS in the United States have elevated significantly since 2008. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

FM Global and others identify increasing hail damage costs since 2008

BOSTON – In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the United States was hit with a weather...
THE CITY is launching the $6 million Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project Monday night with a public hearing. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence holding meeting Monday about Woonasquatucket River Greenway

PROVIDENCE – A public meeting will be held Monday evening to start the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project, a series of proposed improvements to a...
GAS PRICES in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined 4 cents this week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PAUL THOMAS

Gas prices drop 4 cents in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.72, 4 cents higher than...
- Featured Event -

Latest News