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The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 900 construction jobs over the year ended in April, an increase of 5 percent that earned the region a spot at No. 122 in a ranking of U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released Tuesday. more
The Black Knight Home Price Index for the Providence metro area improved 2.6 percent in March compared with a year earlier, rising to $234,000 from $228,000, Black Knight Financial Services reported Tuesday. more
The Procaccianti Group on Tuesday announced plans to tear down the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building and erect in its place a 170-room “premium-branded upscale extended-stay hotel.” more
The Providence-Warwick metro area saw its foreclosure rate decline in March to 1.82 percent compared with 2.89 percent during the same month a year earlier, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales fell 5 percent in April compared with the same period last year, while the median sale price rose 17 percent during the same period, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
Orders for durable goods unexpectedly climbed for a third month in April, a sign U.S. factories will help the world’s biggest economy strengthen. more
U.S. retailers’ first-quarter earnings are trailing analysts’ estimates by the widest margin in 13 years after bad weather and weak spending by lower-income consumers intensified competition. more
Rhode Island restaurants will see a 15.7 percent increase in employment during the 2014 summer season, according to a report released Thursday by the National Restaurant Association. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes rose in April for the first time in three months as buyers took advantage of falling mortgage rates. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
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