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A 15-acre, oceanfront property sold for $4.75 million recently, the highest sale recorded in the past three years on Block Island, according to Lila Delman Real Estate International, which represented both buyer and seller. more
Providence County ranked 235th out of 342 largest U.S. counties for its 1.5 percent increase in employment from December 2014 to December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said recently. more
The state’s economy was “stuck in neutral” in the second quarter, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
The U.S. is running out of available workers and that means employees are getting paid more. more
It could have something to do with its tiny size, but Rhode Island is one of 10 states that have the least transportation carbon pollution, according to a study released this week by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council. more
Employment jumped in July for a second month and wages climbed, pointing to renewed vigor in the U.S. labor market that will sustain consumer spending into the second half of the year. more
Nike Inc.’s decision to stop selling golf equipment and a possible bankruptcy filing by the Golfsmith retail chain are raising concerns that the declining popularity of the sport is taking a toll on the companies that thrive on it. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in June to an almost one-year high as the price of oil jumped and American companies imported more consumer goods. more
Rhode Island ranked 17th among states – and higher than any other New England state – for its 2.7 percent job growth over the last two years in advanced industries, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution released Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to a level that still underscores health in the labor market. more
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