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Companies buying their own stock make up more of the U.S. equity market than ever before, underpinning share values even as the Federal Reserve prepares to reduce stimulus. more
The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area ranked 148th on the 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index, which evaluated local job growth, wages and salaries growth, and high-tech industry performance in 200 metro areas nationwide to assess the overall economic performance of the nation’s cities last year. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded $128,212 in grants to Rhode Island schools, community centers and artists in its December 2013 round, the agency announced Wednesday. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will vote this week to decide whether to allow Suffolk Downs and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to push forward their bid for a casino in Revere, Boston.com reported Sunday. more
Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg headlined the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Tuesday by challenging attendees to take the initiative for improving the state’s economy. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 20,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
In the last week, the R.I. Division of Taxation announced the five latest projects to sign contracts under the state’s revived historic preservation tax credit program. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cleared the Providence Economic Development Partnership to restart lending to local small businesses under its revolving loan program. more
Gasoline prices continued to rise in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, marking the third consecutive week of higher prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined for the month of October compared with the same period last year, and also dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
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