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A healing job market is giving the U.S. Federal Reserve reason to pull back on economic stimulus by ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates. more
Cranston’s Saletin Real Estate Group recently acquired Foxfield Plaza here for $5.5 million and is proposing to redevelop the 19-acre site at 369 Central St. into a mixed-use development called Forbes Crossing. more
An ocean-view condominium at 23 Beach St. was sold for $1,050,000 in late May, Lila Delman Real Estate International announced recently. It was the highest price for a condominium in Narragansett in three years. more
The residential real estate market in Rhode Island continued along its brisk pace in May, ending the month with a nearly 19 percent increase in sales activity for single-family houses, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy would show clear signs of improvement. more
In case you needed more evidence that getting a college degree is generally a good idea, Georgetown University is out with a new report that underscores how important a diploma has been in this recovery. more
U.S. stocks fell Monday, with equities down for a fifth consecutive session, as raw-material and energy shares retreated amid more signs of slowing in China, while biotechnology companies extended last week’s selloff. more
Gasoline prices remained the same this week in Rhode Island, but rose 2 cents in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
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