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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent in April, the 10th consecutive monthly drop in the jobless rate and the lowest it has been since October 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders improved in May for the first time in five months as buyers rush to take advantage of near record-low mortgage rates. more
U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped from its all-time high yesterday, as investors weighed the possibility that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus program. more
Companies added more workers than projected in December as U.S. employers grew more optimistic about the prospects for demand, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
U.S. stocks advanced, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for its fourth straight week of gains, as gauges for leading indicators and consumer sentiment advanced more than estimated. more
U.S. stocks were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed for four straight weeks to an all-time high, as investors weighed corporate acquisitions. more
The cost of living in the United States fell in April for a second consecutive month, the first back-to-back declines in inflation since late 2008, as fuel prices retreated. more
Despite the three-tenths of a percentage point decline in its unemployment rate in April, to 8.8 percent, Rhode Island still has the sixth-highest jobless rate in the nation, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates dropped in Providence last month compared to June 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s bureau of labor statistics announced Tuesday in its monthly report. The … more
The U.S. economy will continue to recover until at least 2015 without tumbling into a recession, achieving the sustained growth that has eluded it since the last slump ended four years ago, according to a Bloomberg poll. more
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