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The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added no construction jobs between March 2013 and March 2014, ranking the state at No. 198 among the 339 metro areas nationwide in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released April 28. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.4 percent in March, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.6 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
The homeownership rate in the U.S. declined to the lowest in almost 19 years as rising property prices and mortgage rates held back demand. more
The Black Knight Home Price Index for the Providence metro area was $238,000 in February, largely unchanged from the price index a month earlier, but 5.5 percent higher than in February 2013 according to the Black Knight report released Monday. more
As competition for commercial business among banks in the region intensifies, Washington Trust Bancorp, parent of The Washington Trust Co., is sticking to a cautious, service-focused business model as it looks for growth opportunities – especially in Massachusetts and Connecticut. more
Three years ago, the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. spent nine months getting permit approvals for a small, $30,000 office renovation in Pawtucket that its president says should have taken a month. more
The Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that preliminary estimates show the state added 8,100 jobs in March and that the total unemployment rate dropped another 0.2 of a percentage point, to 6.3 percent, from the February rate. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
Rhode Island hotel tax collections fell 2.8 percent in February to $126,603 compared with $130,278 in February 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Friday. more
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