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When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered her semiannual testimony to Congress this month, lawmakers once again expressed concern that the central bank was insufficiently transparent and may be pursing an over- expansionary monetary policy that could lead to high inflation. more
One of the newest installments of the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to tighten regulations surrounding the financial industry following the global financial crisis of 2008, has lengthened the homebuying experience in Rhode Island and temporarily … more
The unemployment rate for the end of 2015 has been revised to 5.4 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point higher than previously reported by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, DLT said Tuesday. more
The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than 50 years as rising prices put buying out of reach for many renters. more
The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
General Dynamics Electric Boat, the North Kingstown-based maker and servicer of submarines for the U.S. Navy, is in the midst of a major ramp-up in employment, one that will eventually boost the workforce at its Quonset Business Park facility to … more
PROVIDENCE – Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of nontax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of the … more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits increased to a five-week high, a sign that progress in the strongest part of the economy may be moderating. more
The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week rose from a three-month low, consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger job market. more
A weekly feature in Providence Business News, Spotlight, directs readers to a small business in the Ocean State that is making a go of it. This week's Spotlight, Vanquish Boats LLC in Newport and Bristol, is just such a business. Less than … more
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