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With Mother’s Day less than a week away, WalletHub ranked the best and worst states for working moms, placing Vermont at the top of the list and Rhode Island at 19th. more
Capital Properties Inc., the owner of a significant portion of the Capital Center Special Development District in Providence as well as a petroleum storage facility in East Providence, posted a more than 400 percent increase in net income in the first quarter to $400,000. more
The American job market shows signs of entering a new stage that will bolster households as employers fight to retain and attract workers by paying them more. more
The proposed minor league baseball stadium will generate a peak traffic count of 1,800 vehicle trips an hour, when visitors arrive for the games or events, but will not tip surrounding intersections into failure, according to an analysis prepared for the team’s owners. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza expects to name a new economic-development director “very soon,” according to a spokesman. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator index. An index reading of 100 is equal to the state’s activity in 2000. more
Consumer confidence declined to a six-week low as Americans took a less favorable view of their finances and the slowdowns at factories and oilfields soured attitudes among men. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits declined last week to the lowest level in 15 years, showing employers view a first-quarter slowdown in the economy is probably temporary. more
Jobless rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 358 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including Providence-Warwick-Fall River which saw its rate drop to 6.8 percent from 8.7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The world’s largest economy sputtered to a near-halt in the first quarter, choked by a slump in U.S. business investment and exports that dimmed hopes for a meaningful short-term rebound. more
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