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An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Tuesday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, shows more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the second quarter of 2013 than was originally estimated. more
Cornish Associates has purchased the Kinsley Building on Westminster Street in downtown Providence with the intention of redeveloping its offices into apartments. more
The Rhode Island foreclosure rate declined 0.8 percentage points in August compared with the same period last year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
The partial U.S. government shutdown has closed the gates to Alex Thevenin’s place of business: the Grand Canyon. more
Consumer borrowing rose more than projected in August as Americans took out more loans for motor vehicle purchases and education. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive week, but remained higher than the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index trimming its weekly decline, as optimism grew that the lawmakers would reach a deal to end the budget impasse and avoid a default on the federal debt. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.4 percent in August to 122.8 from 122.3 in July. more
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