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TWO ECONOMIC INDEXES show that Rhode Island is coming back from the Great Recession, but at a less-than-robust pace. It's not a surprise, according to Providence College professor of business … more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in March for the first time in five months, reflecting higher costs for fuels and motor vehicles. more
The city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Builders Association, which had called the fees unfair. more
Firms are upbeat, despite negative effects from unseasonably severe weather this winter, according to the latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve. more
Twin River Casino has emerged as the big winner in the casino race – for the time being, according to casino expert Clyde W. Barrow. more
Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes. more
Rhode Island ranked 20th among all states for its 1.6 percent year-over-year export growth in January, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Total nonfarm employment numbered 570,900 in December, an increase of 1.9 percent, or 10,400, compared with December 2013, according to data recently released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 1 percent in January compared with the same period a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Layoffs announced last year at the Providence Journal were completed Wednesday with the departure of 12 copy desk employees. more
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