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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
Unemployment is falling steadily in Rhode Island, to below 6 percent as of June, the lowest level in eight years. It's a promising trend, unless you happen to work in construction. Employment levels in construction, seasonally … more
U.S. trade with the 11 other countries participating in the U.S. Trans-Pacific Partnership supported more than 52,000 jobs in Rhode Island in 2013, according to data from the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs. more
(Updated 1:26 p.m.) The Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loans hit their annual lending cap of $18.75 billion this week, and the agency has instituted a waiting list for new loans as a result, The Business Journals reported. more
Rhode Island again had the highest jobless rate in June among the New England states at 5.9 percent, overtaking Connecticut, which briefly held the top spot for four months, according to data from the state Department of Labor and Training. more
One hundred dollars stretches farther in Rhode Island than in Washington, D.C. or Hawaii. more
It didn’t come as a surprise to Twin River officials that plans for a casino in New Bedford fell through, according to a spokeswoman for Twin River Management Group. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased more than forecast in June as historically low borrowing costs and a rebound in housing propelled growth. more
Rhode Island again had the second-highest number of significantly late mortgages in June, according to data released Thursday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
The fewest Americans in four decades filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, continuing to unwind an early-July surge that was probably tied to mid-year factory shutdowns and school vacations. more
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