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Direct state and local government spending in Rhode Island increased 1.1 percent between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011, less than the 1.7 percent increase nationally, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in August from a year ago by the most since February 2006 as stronger demand boosted values. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending a record for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as weaker-than-forecast data on factory output and housing fueled bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus at its policy meeting. more
Cranston jewelry retailer Alex and Ani has received an Inc. Magazine “Hire Power Award,” placing at No. 45 on the publication’s list of the top 100 job creators in the country. more
Fewer Americans than forecast signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in September, the fourth straight month of declines, as rising mortgage rates slowed momentum in the housing market. more
Rhode Island exports rose $21.5 million, or 14.1 percent, in August, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Oct. 25. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose less than forecast in September, indicating a pause in manufacturing leading into the budget battle that partially closed the federal government. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in October to a 10-month low, showing the reopening of the federal government failed to reassure households. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods rose in September by the most in three months as stronger demand for commercial and military aircraft outweighed a drop in business equipment. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
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