Updated April 25 at 4:56pm
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After three consecutive months of declines, the unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area climbed slightly in May to 8 percent nonseasonally adjusted, compared with 7.8 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than forecast in May, reflecting broad-based gains that signal inflation will move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Nissan Motor Co. all reported U.S. sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates in May. GM and Chrysler said industrywide sales were stronger than projected. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales fell 5 percent in April compared with the same period last year, while the median sale price rose 17 percent during the same period, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 900 construction jobs over the year ended in April, an increase of 5 percent that earned the region a spot at No. 122 in a ranking of U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released Tuesday. more
The Providence International Arts Festival will take place June 11 to 14 downtown, featuring music, arts, sculpture, food and more. more
Gas prices surged 3 cents in Rhode Island this week and 4 cents in Massachusetts as concerns about militant extremists causing unrest in Iraq affected oil and gasoline prices nationwide, AAA Southern New England reported. more
The consumer price index in the Northeast rose 0.4 percent in December compared with December 2013, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
State tax officials will hold a drawing this month to refine the lineup for building renovation projects awaiting state historic preservation tax credits. more
Two Rhode Island high school students have been selected as delegates for the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program. more
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