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Economic Activity

METRO AREAS with April jobless rates above the national average, including the Providence and New Bedford regions, are shown in dark gray; those with rates below the U.S. average are shown in stripes. /

Providence, New Bedford jobless rates fall

WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates were lower in April than a year earlier in 226 of 369 major metropolitan areas nationwide, higher in 120 and...
ONE FINANCIAL PLAZA, a 28-story building comprising 322,000 square feet, is located at Westminster and Exchange streets. /

One Financial Plaza is sold for $65.65M

PROVIDENCE – One Financial Plaza, the landmark downtown skyscraper, has been acquired by a New York-based joint venture for almost $66 million.The 28-story, 322,000-square-foot...
SALES at U.S. retail stores were unchanged last week from the week before but 2.9 percent higher than in the same week of 2006, the ICSC said. Above, signing supervisor Helen Lee places sale signs on a rack  at  J.C. Penney  in Natick, Mass. /

ICSC: U.S. retail sales steady last week

NEW YORK – Sales at U.S. retail stores open at least one year were unchanged over the past week after falling 1.5 percent the...
KEN READ, Puma's captain for the '08-'09 Volvo Ocean Race, said Goetz Custom Boats and Spanish designer Botin Carkeek will give the team "the fastest ride around the planet."  /

Puma selects Goetz as yacht builder<br> for ’08-’09 Volvo Ocean Race

Bristol-based Goetz Custom Boats has been chosen by Puma to build the sports apparel company’s racing yacht for the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race.Goetz was...
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Consumer Confidence Index rises in May

U.S. consumer confidence has bounced back in May after falling in March and April, according to a report today by The Conference Board.The...
A MOTORIST in Chicago fills up his van on Thursday for the Memorial Day weekend. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise for 15th week, to $3.089

PROVIDENCE – Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have risen for the 15th consecutive week, to 91 cents above the mid-February price of $2.179 per...

No quick recovery seen for housing market

With April’s new home construction starts at 1.53 million, 33.2 percent below their peak in January 2006 and 17.3 percent below what National Association...
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R.I. housing slump continues in April

Rhode Island’s housing market last month continued the sales slump that had resumed in March after easing earlier this year, according to a report...
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Exploring a land of opportunity

At the invitation of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, reporter Natalie Myers joined a group from Rhode Island on a trade mission to the...

Proposal to broaden R.I. sales tax<br> to services sparks criticism

The House Finance Committee last week heard testimony on a bill that would reduce Rhode Island’s sales tax from 7 to 4.5 percent, but...
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