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NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales rose 4 percent from a year earlier, marking the biggest increase since 2011, even amid signs of a consumer-spending slowdown in December, according to the National … more
Rhode Island exports increased 13.5 percent in November compared with November 2013, according to the latest report by e-forecasting.com. more
The state Department of Revenue released its monthly cash collections report for December, showing that total general revenue rose 4.8 percent fiscal year-to-date when compared with the same period a year ago. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rebounded in December with a 10 percent increase in volume, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
The percentage of Rhode Islanders represented by unions declined in 2014 compared with the year prior, according to union membership data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent, the lowest in almost seven years, showing the labor market is sustaining progress after the best annual performance in 15 years. more
The Corporate Market Place Inc., operating under a taxpayer-backed loan program, is struggling to pay off its debt and can’t keep current on its rent. more
The inventory of homes for sale in Providence and Warwick is increasing, up 3.4 percent from last December, according to data from the online listing service Realtor.com. 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
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
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