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Economic Activity
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For the second consecutive month in June, Rhode Island had the largest year-over-year percentage-point decline in its unemployment rate among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. more
June was the most active month for single-family home sales in 16 years, according to the R.I. Association of Realtors, which said the real estate market shows no signs of slowing down. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) The Providence Phoenix will cease publication next week, according to a news release from the company. more
(Updated 11:54 a.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has a new executive director. Peter McNally, a real estate investment manager, was selected Monday as the commission’s new administrative leader, succeeding Jan Brodie, who unexpectedly announced her resignation last month. more
Three decades after the height of their popularity, U.S. customs officials are still supposed to be on the lookout for knockoff Rubik’s Cube and Pac-Man games. more
Construction employment expanded in 228 metropolitan areas from October 2013 to October 2014, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area was one of them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for … more
The Rhode Island Foundation has picked 14 people to participate in its Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program. more
Bristol-based Roger Williams University is planning to renovate and lease One Empire Plaza, more than doubling its presence downtown for adult learners when it opens in May of 2016. more
Personal income last year for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area grew 1.6 percent, slightly below the United States average of 2 percent. more
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