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CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched U.S. television network, agreed to renew affiliation agreements for 12 stations owned by Lin Media LLC, helping the local-TV chain cement the terms of its takeover by Media General Inc. more
The economy in the United States expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years that bodes well for the rest of 2014. more
Despite a six-tenths of a percentage point decline in the percentage of Rhode Island homes with a mortgage in the foreclosure process from July 2013 to July 2014, the Ocean State lagged the nation, which saw foreclosure inventory fall eight-tenths of a percentage point to 1.7 percent. more
Keeping its streak of year-over-year passenger traffic declines intact, T.F. Green Airport posted a 3 percent drop in July, as 346,416 people traveled to and from the state’s largest airport. more
American families will need to continue to reduce debt, which means consumer spending and economic growth will be slow to accelerate, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. more
The U.S. budget deficit will narrow less than forecast this year even as it falls to the lowest level since 2007 as a share of the economy, according to the Congressional Budget Office. more
The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Providence-Warwick, Fall River metropolitan area increased on a month-to-month basis to 8 percent in July. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales fell 2.7 percent in July compared with the same period in 2013, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island tied for the third-largest month-over-month statewide increase in home sales prices in June, rising 1.2 percent from May, according to the latest Black Knight Home Price Index report. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 2,000, after a report showed the biggest-ever jump in durable-goods orders and an unexpected consumer confidence increase. more
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