Updated October 6 at 12:06pm
Economic Activity
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Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. more
Japan’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power. more
Rhode Island’s budget process was ranked seventh in the nation, tying with Tennessee, by State Policy Reports, a Federal Funds Information for States publication. more
(Updated 1:41 p.m.) A Canadian company wants to locate a cement distribution plant at the Port of Providence, which would act as a regional transfer center for its products through the Northeast. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast to an eight-week high, representing a pause in a trend of more muted firings. more
Most business contacts in the First District reported moderate growth in July and August, the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” report showed. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted one of its steepest drops this year, amid a respite from a global equities selloff. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th among the 50 states for a 0.1 percent decline year-over-year in exports for the first six months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Foreclosure petitions and deeds increased year over year in July in Massachusetts, but auctions declined, according to data released Wednesday by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The proposed $4.3 million renovation of the former Trinity Church Parish House into seven condominium units, the Kay Hall Lofts, will qualify for state historic preservation tax credits. more
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