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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
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
The University of Rhode Island generated $726 million in statewide economic activity, supported an estimated 8,200 jobs and provided approximately $392 million in wages in fiscal 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the URI Foundation. more
U.S. house prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the smallest gain in 11 months, as more homeowners listed their properties, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. more
A Superior Court judge has blocked the proposed sale of The New England Media Group – which includes The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette – to Red Sox owner John W. Henry, the Telegram reported Tuesday. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose 16 percent in September compared with the same period a year earlier, making it the best September since 2005, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
After five years of uncertainty and transformation, the Arcade Providence reopened to the public Monday. more
Rhode Island ranks No. 29 among U.S. states and the District of Columbia in an analysis of states’ opportunity and economic mobility, released Monday by nonprofit organizations Measure of America and Opportunity Nation. more
U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rallied to a record, as investors watched corporate earnings to assess the strength of the economy before Tuesday’s employment data. more
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