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Foreclosure rates in Rhode Island were lower in July than they were a year ago, but are still higher than the national foreclosure rate, according to information released Tuesday from real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
The U.S. economy probably contracted even more in the first quarter than currently estimated as spending on health-care services unexpectedly dropped, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Pierpont Securities LLC. more
Rhode Island’s gross domestic product grew 1.4 percent in real terms in 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, ranking the Ocean State 33rd in the country for economic growth during the year. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending a record for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Federal Reserve comments spurred optimism that the economic recovery will accelerate. more
Payrolls at U.S. companies climbed in June by the most since November 2012, a sign the job market is strengthening as demand picks up. more
President Barack Obama will announce today that 26 companies including Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark Corp., Apple Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola Co. are committed to speed payments to their suppliers that are small businesses. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators rose 0.4 percent in May to 126.8 from 126.3 in April, the second consecutive month of gains in the state’s economic indicator index produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
National Grid is proposing to reduce natural gas rates starting Nov. 1 with R.I. Public Utilities Commission permission, according to a press release from the company. more
In a move designed to reinvigorate its HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) program, the U.S. Small Business Administration has launched Destination: HUB. more
The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $1,015 in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 2 percent increase over the same period the year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
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