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NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings last week affirmed the “B” rating of Woonsocket’s $109 million in outstanding general obligation bonds, assigning the rating outlook as “stable.” more
Two Rhode Island banks posted a higher return on assets than the national average for the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Quarterly Banking Profile. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from its biggest drop since April, as Google Inc. advanced and concerns eased over crises in the Ukraine and Middle East. more
It’s bad luck to be born 20 years before a time of high unemployment. It affects your income when you enter the workforce, naturally, but that’s not all. It can keep your earnings relatively low – and chip away at your health and happiness, as well – for a lifetime. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development last week said that the state added 3,700 jobs in June, edging the total unemployment down 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent from the May rate. more
If the region’s business leaders listened only to the chattering class or politicians with points to score, you get the sense they wouldn’t bother to get out of bed in the morning. After all, Rhode Island is dead last is every job-creation or business-climate list, right? more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
What do Providence, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis all have in common? more
In Middletown, the owners of Atlantic Beach Hospitality Group have resurrected plans suspended during the recession to replace the Knights Inn motel on Aquidneck Avenue with a higher-end, 198-room hotel. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
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