Updated February 26 at 7:26pm
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The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $1,015 in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 2 percent increase over the same period the year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits held last week near the lowest level in almost four months, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose six-tenths of a percent in January to 126.3 from 125.5 in December. more
Gas prices surged 3 cents in Rhode Island this week and 4 cents in Massachusetts as concerns about militant extremists causing unrest in Iraq affected oil and gasoline prices nationwide, AAA Southern New England reported. more
The two-year-old U.S. housing recovery is faltering. The Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday lowered its forecast for combined new and existing home sales in 2014 to 5.28 million - a decline of 4.1 percent that would be the first annual drop in four years. more
President Barack Obama signed into law a $12.3 billion water-projects plan that will pay for deepening ports for bigger ships, cutting costs for exporters. more
The $220 million South Street Landing project moved forward Wednesday, with one city board authorizing zoning waivers for its eight-story parking garage, while another agency agreed to close-out an outstanding loan on the property. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area decreased year over year in November, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence declined last week from the highest level in more than seven years as Americans’ attitudes about their finances ebbed with the stock market. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
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