Updated September 30 at 6:30pm
Economic Activity
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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
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
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
The puzzle of slow U.S. growth that’s bedeviled Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has some roots in a shortfall of good ole American entrepreneurship. more
Urban Greens Food Co-op, a full-service grocery store slated to be built in Providence’s west side, launched a community investment campaign on Wednesday to attract residents to invest in the locally-owned business. 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
Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts climbed 16.6 percent in April compared with April 2015, marking the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year increases, The Warren Group said Wednesday. more
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