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The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than projected in August on higher shelter and health-care prices, indicating that inflation continues to move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths of one percentage point from the year prior, reported the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The New England Patriots are the second most valuable team in the National Football League, behind the Dallas Cowboys, according to Forbes. more
Ten percent, or 36,763, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity in the second quarter in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Sales at U.S. retailers dropped more than forecast in August, indicating a pause in recent consumer-spending strength that has carried the economy. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits barely rose last week, indicating employers remain comfortable with staffing levels. more
Private equity firms better positioned to weather the prolonged slump in U.S. electricity markets are snapping up generators from risk-averse power companies. more
United Natural Foods Inc. fell for a second straight day as investors worried about weakness at Whole Foods Market Inc., which accounts for more than 30 percent of the company’s sales. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 18th among the 50 largest metros in the country for its number of solar power systems installed last year. more
More and more older Americans are working longer. Women, new research suggests, are much of the reason why. more
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