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A.H. Belo Corp., parent company of The Providence Journal, reported a net loss of $4.04 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2014, reducing nearly by half the loss of $8.02 million posted for the same three-month period last year. more
Gasoline prices dropped 2 cents in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Rhode Island may not have cracked the top 10 of the best states to live in, according to a new report on quality of life by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, but it did perform better than average in numerous categories including housing and best place to earn a living. more
Home prices in the Providence metro area climbed 3.7 percent to $238,000 in April compared with $230,000 during the same period last year, Black Knight Financial Services reported Monday. more
Rhode Island added 1,100 construction jobs between May 2013 and May 2014, an increase of 6.8 percent that ranked the state 12th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. more
The owner of The Providence Journal has purchased Stephens Media LLC, the publisher of 11 daily and 64 weekly and niche publications and associated websites across seven states for $102.5 million. more
The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent from 8 percent a month earlier. more
Most employers plan to add staff and invest in training programs this year, according to a recently released 2015 National Business Trends Survey by the Employer Associations of America. more
Employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties from June 2013 to June 2014, including in Providence, which saw a 1.7 percent increase, which was below national employment increase of 2 percent, according to recently released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Northeasterners take the fewest number of days for leisure trips and report traveling most often for entertainment such as concerts and sporting events, according to a study released by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. more
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