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Rhode Island ranked 47th among states and the District of Columbia for a year-over-year loss of 200 construction jobs in March, according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island earned a C+ on Education Week’s Quality Counts report, with the ranking reflecting strength in the “chance for success” category but weakness in a K-12 “achievement index.” more
Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area both ranked in the bottom 10 for home price changes in February, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Industrial production surged in November by the most since May 2010 as U.S. assembly lines churned out more consumer goods and business equipment, signaling manufacturing is bolstering economic growth. more
Walt Disney Co. has a long history of minting money on fairy-tale princesses like Snow White and Cinderella. Now it’s trying cuddly villains. more
Gasoline prices fell 4 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, representing the sixth consecutive week of declines and the lowest mid-August gasoline prices in more than a decade, AAA Northeast said. more
Providence may be one of the worst housing markets in the country, but it’s also one of the best communities in Rhode Island to sell a home, according to separate studies. more
Kevin Tracy is senior vice president and market executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He recently hosted a breakfast presentation at Quonset Development Corp. to talk with business owners about how they can grow through the import and export business, touching on subjects including tax implications, financing trade and how to leverage the supply chain in Rhode Island. more
Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year. more
Rhode Island’s largest utility company National Grid projects energy efficiency programs installed during 2014 could save about 3.3 million megawatt hours of electricity and 58 therms of natural gas in the next 10 to 13 years, according to an initial report. more
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