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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 250th out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its 3 percent construction job loss in September compared with September 2014. more
Consumer confidence fell in October to a three-month low as Americans became less upbeat about the labor market. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m.) Massachusetts home sales grew 25.3 percent in September, continuing an upward trend and marking the best September sales month for residential real estate in a decade, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
Orders for business equipment unexpectedly declined in September as tepid global markets gave American companies little reason to expand. more
A $9 million federal grant to build a new travel plaza and welcome center at Exit 1 off Interstate 95 in Hopkinton was announced Monday by the state’s congressional delegation as well as Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Age discrimination is pervasive in the U.S., despite laws that prohibit it. more
Single-family home sales in September outpaced last September, rising nearly 10 percent, the R.I. Association of Realtors reported Monday. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes slumped in September to a 10-month low, disrupting a trend of steady improvement this year in the industry. more
It won’t be long until you start seeing commercials for Black Friday specials and Cyber Monday bargains. This year, Deutsche Bank’s Chief International Economist Torsten Sløk expects the holiday season to bring a lot of cheer to retailers, many of which have struggled since the recession. more
Rhode Island is one of the worst states for business, ranking 46th – or fifth worst – in the nation for the second year in a row, according to Forbes.com. more
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