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The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 34th out of 40 metropolitan areas for startup activity, an improvement of four spots from last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence increased to 96.2 in March from 94 a month earlier, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. more
Foreclosure petitions climbed 45.6 percent year over year in February in Massachusetts, marking the 24th consecutive month of increases, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s prospects after an early-year slump. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) A package of economic development incentives proposed in the budget of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will head to the House floor on Tuesday largely intact, with only selected modifications made by lawmakers. more
(Updated 3:02 and 4:51 p.m.) The Senate majority leader said he plans to introduce legislation Thursday that will create a tax stabilization standard for the Interstate 195 redevelopment corridor, one that would provide a 20-year phase-in for taxes. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by 7.6 percent year over year in April, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesmen. more
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