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A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
Google has named Middletown the 2013 eCity for Rhode Island, designating it one of “the new digital capitals of America.” more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose almost 14 percent last month, marking the best August since 2005, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
The owner of the vacant “Superman Building” at 111 Westminster St. is again calling for public support to help convert the downtown tower into apartments. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is taking over the Buy Local RI campaign and website that Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts’ office started with help from the Small Business Advocacy Council five years ago. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Tuesday published a report outlining specific ways the state can trim $200 million in non-essential spending to fund tax cuts in the fiscal year 2015 state budget. more
A Massachusetts developer wants to build two medical office buildings on the site of what is now the Urban League of Rhode Island headquarters in Upper South Providence. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rebound from its longest losing streak this year, as investors awaited data on jobs and home sales to assess the pace of the economic recovery. more
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