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U.S. stocks climbed, as Internet and small-cap shares rallied while the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record, amid deals activity that boosted confidence in the world’s largest economy. more
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence County. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said the strongest U.S. economy in years, buoyed by a solid housing market, may push the jobless rate below 6 percent by year-end. more
U.S. stocks fell, halting a two-day advance, as retailers from Staples Inc. to Urban Outfitters Inc. slumped on worse-than-estimated earnings and small-cap companies retreated. more
U.S. stocks rose, following the first back-to-back weekly losses since January for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Internet and small-cap shares extended a rally after a selloff. more
Rhode Island added 1,300 construction jobs in the month of April, an 8.1 percent increase over the same month last year, ranking the Ocean State sixth in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
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
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