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Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in October, representing a 0.1 percentage point decline from both the prior month and October 2015, according to a release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Lifespan Corp. ended fiscal 2016 with a better-than expected bottom line, almost breaking even with a $500,000 operating loss, according to a memo to employees from President and CEO Timothy J. Babineau. more
For the first time in a generation, Rhode Island has inched away from the most expensive tier for unemployment insurance rates paid by ­businesses. The reduction in the unemployment-related tax rates, which took effect in January, will be … more
Sixty-four percent of small-business owners will offer a holiday or year-end bonus to employees this year, according to a new survey. more
The sale of single-family homes continued to rise in October but is showing signs of slowing, according to the most recent monthly report from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Sally Lapides is president and CEO of Residential Properties Ltd., of Providence, one of the state’s largest residential real estate agencies, with 1,572 sales in 2014, according to the 2016 Providence Business News Book of Lists. more
The historic neighborhood, The Point, in Newport recently had its highest residential sale in two years. The Bigelow Carriage House, at 79 Second St., sold for $1.68 million, according to a news release. more
U.S. consumer purchases climbed in December by the most in three months as incomes picked up, signaling a strong hand-off into 2017. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last week to an almost three-month low, echoing a vibrant job market. more
Sears Holdings Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating, raising fresh concerns about a company that has lost more than $10 billion in recent years. more
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