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Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy. more
(Updated, 4:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses. more
(Updated 2:53 p.m.) The most popular credit card type in Rhode Island is one that facilitates a balance transfer, according to NerdWallet. more
Barcelona, Mexico City, Malta, Bordeaux in France, and – Providence! The New York Times listed the top 52 places to go in 2016, and Rhode Island’s capital city was No. 33 on the list. more
(Updated 9:52 a.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose in May, propelled by rising rents. more
DESIGNxRI has unveiled recipients of the Providence Design Catalyst grant program, in which 17 city businesses will receive up to $35,000 each. more
The renovation of a historic building at 32 Custom House St. is completed and is fully leased, according to the New York-based development company. more
John Lawlor, the head of Bank of America Corp.’s municipal-bond department, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 2015, he navigated the second-largest U.S. bank by assets to the top of the muni-bond underwriting table for the fourth consecutive year. more
(Updated 12:50 p.m.) Rhode Island is one of several states facing “muted revenue growth” in 2016, Moody’s Investors Service said Friday in its report “States – US: State Tax Revenues Still Growing, but at a Slower Pace.” more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked among the 10 worst metropolitan areas for small-business growth in the United States, losing 625 small businesses over the four-year period measured by the American City Business Journals. more
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