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Economic Activity
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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
A.H. Belo Corp., parent company of The Providence Journal, reported a net loss of $4.04 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2014, reducing nearly by half the loss of $8.02 million posted for the same three-month period last year. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.4 percent in March, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.6 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure rate fell to 1.9 percent in March from 3.1 percent a year earlier, the sixth-largest year-over-year decline among the 50 states, according to a report released Tuesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
The Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park had its fifth consecutive record-breaking year for automobiles imported by ship in 2014, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Federal Reserve officials are starting to reassess their outlook for the economy as global weakness and disappointing data on American consumer spending test their resolve to raise interest rates this year. more
Job openings rose in February to the highest level in 14 years, indicating the U.S. labor market remained resilient even as the economy was cooling. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to nominate Sidney McCleary as director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation. more
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