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  • Economist: Rhode Island is catching up in recession recovery

    Rhode Island still lags in recovering from the recession, but the state is starting to catch up with its New England neighbors, a senior economist from Moody's Analytics said Friday.
  • Applications for US unemployment aid plunge to 15-year low

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted to the lowest level in 15 years last week, evidence that employers are laying off few workers despite a sharp slowdown in economic growth. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped...

    U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

    U.S. wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up
    Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers. The employment cost index, which tracks wages, salaries and benefits, rose 2.6 percent in...

    US wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

    Paychecks for U.S. workers are rising at a faster pace as strong hiring in the past year has lowered the unemployment rate and increased competition for workers. The employment cost index, which tracks wages, salaries and benefits, rose 2.6 percent in...

    Pending US home sales increase in March

    More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the third straight month of gains as housing heats up with the start of the spring buying season. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales...