Updated February 11 at 2:11pm
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Consumer sentiment climbed more than forecast in October as lower-income Americans projected wage gains will accelerate and falling energy prices helped stretch paychecks. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Although foreclosures are decreasing, Rhode Island continues to post one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates, as well as percent of loans considered seriously delinquent. more
A 96-unit development in Burrillville is among the initial beneficiaries of a commitment by the nonprofit organization Local Initiatives Support Corp. to direct $25 million to grants, loans and equity investments in affordable housing. more
The battle to build natural gas pipelines in the post-Keystone XL world has moved from the hearing room into the streets. more
Despite an overall reduction in the number of taxpayer-backed loans made in Rhode Island last fiscal year, small business loan dollar volume grew 2.8 percent thanks largely to an increase in financing for fixed assets, such as real estate and machinery. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is planning to relaunch and re-brand its innovation incubator in Fall River on Oct. 23. more
City officials have launched a new initiative to rehabilitate abandoned properties, in part by teaming up with Rhode Island Housing to provide low-interest renovation loans. more
A Banco Santander SA unit told a London judge that four state-owned bus and metro companies in Portugal defaulted on a type of interest-rate hedging derivative known as a “snowball.” more
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