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Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Central Falls has the highest percentage of mortgages in negative equity of all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island, while Little Compton claims the lowest percentage, according to data compiled by Zillow.com. more
Paolino Properties has acquired the former Cherry & Webb department store building at 275 Westminster St. downtown, the Providence real estate firm announced Thursday. more
About 90 percent of Rhode Island business leaders think the U.S. economy will improve in the next 12 months, based on a survey taken by about 350 attendees at the Santander Bank and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast at the Omni Hotel on Thursday. more
Despite severe winter weather during the first months of 2014 that put pressure on New England business owners in several industries, the overall economic outlook remains cautiously optimistic, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
In the last week, the R.I. Division of Taxation announced the five latest projects to sign contracts under the state’s revived historic preservation tax credit program. more
Consumer debt in the U.S. rose last quarter by the most in more than six years as Americans borrowed to buy homes and cars and to pay for education, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. more
A measure of capital flowing in and out of the U.S. showed the biggest net selling since February 2009 as the Federal Reserve prepared to scale back its bond buying, according to Treasury Department data released Tuesday. more
Capital Properties reported Friday third-quarter net income of $448,000, or 7 cents a share, compared to a loss of $65,000, or 1 cent a share, for the same three-month period in 2013. more
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
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