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Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, driven in part by the continued unrest in Iraq, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The number of contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes jumped in May by the most in more than four years, a sign the residential-real estate market is rebounding after a slow start to the year. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates show that Massachusetts added 9,100 jobs in May and the total unemployment rate dropped 0.4 of a percentage point from April’s rate to 5.6 percent. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has awarded $1.75 million in Innovative Partnership grants ranging in size from $86,000 to $196,000 to 13 organizations. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a weekly drop, as DuPont Co. slid after cutting its earnings forecast while utilities and consumer shares led gains. more
A total of 451 single-family and multifamily homes in Rhode Island were foreclosed upon during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 19.9 percent over the 376 foreclosures reported for the same period last year, affordable homes coalition HousingWorks RI reported Thursday. more
After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that there were 1,800 more Rhode Island-based jobs in the first quarter than originally estimated. more
U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second week, lowering borrowing costs as the housing recovery gets a second wind. more
Despite its small size compared with many North American metropolises, Providence ranks as the 38th most traffic-congested city in the United States and Canada, according to a new report released by GPS-device manufacturer TomTom. more
Providence’s summer jobs program has helped 650 city youth find employment this summer, Mayor Angel Taveras announced Thursday. more
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