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Worker productivity rose in the third quarter by the most in two years as the economy picked up steam, offering a respite from the weak efficiency gains that have defined the U.S. expansion. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to the highest level in almost three months, extending increases from a four-decade low. more
Federal Reserve policy makers left interest rates unchanged while saying the argument for higher borrowing costs strengthened further amid accelerating inflation, reinforcing expectations for a hike next month. more
One of the city’s largest commercial wharfs is newly listed at $28 million. The Perry Mill Wharf has been marketed for the past several months for lease, but is now offered for sale by Lila Delman Real Estate International. more
Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts fell 18.7 percent over the year in September, and decreased nearly 10 percent in Bristol County, according to a report released Wednesday by The Warren Group. more
Steven L. Spinner, president and CEO of United Natural Foods Inc., will become chairman of the company’s board of directors following its annual meeting in December. more
Construction employment grew 2 percent, or by 500 jobs, over the year in September in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, ranking it 184th among the 358 metro areas listed by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Companies added 147,000 workers in October, the fewest in five months and marking a more limited pace of job creation, data from the ADP Research Institute showed Wednesday. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.1 percent in the second quarter over the past year, the slowest among the New England states, and lagging national personal income growth of 2 percent during the same period, according to the Fiscal 50 report released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts. more
A 42-acre waterfront compound on Quonochontaug Pond has sold for $3.25 million, Randall, Realtors announced this week. more
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