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Producer prices in the U.S. rose more than forecast in March, led by the biggest gain in the cost of services in four years. The 0.5 percent advance in the producer-price index was the biggest since June. more
While New England’s unemployment rate as a whole remained relatively stable in 2013, Rhode Island’s rate was the highest in the region and among the highest nationally, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to the highest level since July, boosted by further improvement in the labor market that will provide some traction for the economy after a weather-related slowdown early this year. more
The city has started the second year of work in its $40 million road re-surfacing project. Funded with a voter-approved bond in 2012, the road project completed 32 miles of repaving last year and began this year’s work Wednesday on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose six-tenths of a percent in March compared with the same period last year, adding 100 jobs for a total of 16,300 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Rhode Island’s commercial real estate market saw improvement across all sectors in 2013, but high vacancy rates, shorter lease terms and a dearth of high-bay warehouse properties continue to challenge the market’s recovery. more
Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are bracing investors for a fourth consecutive drop in first-quarter trading, a period of the year when the largest investment banks typically earn the most from that business. more
Bristol County, Mass., foreclosure starts climbed 94.6 percent in March compared with the same period last year, The Warren Group said Thursday. more
A partnership between three prominent local developers has reached an agreement to purchase the Newport Grand slots parlor, the group announced Monday. more
International businessman and developer Peter de Savary has sold Merrillton, his seven bedroom gilded-age mansion, for $8.675 million, Stacie Mills, Principal Broker of Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. said Thursday. more
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