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Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off an increase in interest rates. more
There is no doubt that the residential real estate market in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area is recovering from the collapse of the market. Recent reports from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, CoreLogic and Black Knight … more
Fidelity Investments is well known as a financial services giant, one of the nation’s largest companies specializing in investment and retirement planning. In Rhode Island, 14 percent of the state’s population has a retirement plan at the company through their workplace. more
Economic conditions are “generally improving” across New England’s First District as businesses expect “more of the same,” according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released this week. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined for a third consecutive week, signaling sustained firming in the labor market. more
Companies added 173,000 workers to payrolls in May following a revised 166,000 rise in the prior month, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Thursday. more
A topping off ceremony was held recently for the School of Engineering research building under construction at Brown University. The $88 million project will contain specialized facilities or nanoscale and biomedical engineering, as well as two floors of lab space designed to encourage collaboration. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 91st among 358 metro areas nationwide for its 6 percent construction job growth over the year in April, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
(Updated 3:23 p.m.) The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that could have a major impact on the future of the proposed power plant in Burrillville. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in May, helped by an increase in orders that signals U.S. factories are rebounding from an early-2016 slump. more
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