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Employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to 6.3 percent as companies grew confident the U.S. economy is emerging from a first-quarter slowdown. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated with the Dow Jones Industrial Average near a record as investors dissected earnings, while data showed higher jobless claims and consumer spending. more
Massachusetts economic growth slowed in the first quarter, but far outpaced U.S. GDP growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Thursday. more
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
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