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Sales at retailers jumped in April by the most in a year, indicating consumer spending will help the U.S. economy recover from an early-year slowdown. more
Providence ranked third in Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Cities” list, two places below its top ranking in 2014 – though Mayor Jorge O. Elorza isn’t complaining. more
While the overall employment picture in the Ocean State has improved over the last year – the number of employed Rhode Islanders increased by 2,500 from March 2015 to March 2016, the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent from 6.3 percent, and the … more
Consumer confidence fell last week to a five-month low as Americans became more downbeat about the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort data showed Thursday. Sentiment around personal finances and the buying climate were little changed after declining the previous week. more
Applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since February 2015, a sign progress in the U.S. job market is moderating. more
The former summer farmhouse of Joseph Wharton, who established the school of business at the University of Pennsylvania, is on the market for $3.95 million. more
CB Richard Ellis, New England is marketing a 93,000-square-foot office and warehouse space at 555 Jefferson Blvd., most recently occupied by Wildtree Herbs Inc. more
Sidewalks along several major streets downtown will be reconstructed this summer, as the R.I. Department of Transportation continues a planned series of improvements to comply with new standards under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. more
Another day, another list that shows the Ocean State at the wrong end. Chief Executive magazine, in its 12th annual study of the best and worst states for business, placed Rhode Island 41st, or 10th worst on the list. That’s a drop from last year’s ranking, when the Ocean State placed 37th. more
More than $1 million in federal grants were announced Tuesday to support the arts and expand cultural education opportunities in the state. more
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