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U.S. stocks fell Monday, with equities down for a fifth consecutive session, as raw-material and energy shares retreated amid more signs of slowing in China, while biotechnology companies extended last week’s selloff. more
Household spending climbed more than forecast in August and incomes also rose as the biggest part of the U.S. economy continued to power past a global slowdown. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 175th among the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas for its 1.5 percent economic growth in 2014, according to federal Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics released this week. more
Rhode Island again was one of the top five states with the most mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
The world’s largest economy expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, boosted by gains in consumer spending and construction that may help the U.S. withstand a global slowdown. more
Cash collections totaled $617.9 million during the first two months of the fiscal year, a 5.3 percent increase over the same year-ago period, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Purchases of new homes jumped in August to a seven-year high as Americans took advantage of historically low mortgage rates. more
U.S. retail sales may increase as much as 4 percent this holiday season, less than last year’s gain, as shoppers’ wages remain stagnant, according to Deloitte LLP. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
Banco Santander SA raised its capital ratio target for a third time this year, as investors seek assurances the company is tackling a weakness that has weighed on its stock. more
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