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U.S. stocks fluctuated between gains and losses, after benchmark indexes rallied to all-time highs yesterday amid optimism over the economic recovery. more
Mortgage rates in the U.S. were little changed as lenders absorbed news that the Federal Reserve plans to taper bond purchases that have helped support the real estate market. more
U.S. retail sales rose 3.5 percent during the holiday season this year, helped by deep discounts at malls and purchases of children’s apparel and jewelry, MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse said. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. labor market is improving. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring is currently accepting applications for its spring 2014 session. Betaspring provides a 12-week, mentorship-driven program along with work space, seed capital, legal counsel and access to investors and industry experts. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes exceeded projections in November, holding near a five-year high and showing the housing recovery was gaining momentum even as mortgage rates climbed. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation on Monday identified the first three projects to sign contracts under the state’s revived historic preservation tax credit program. more
Siemens AG, Europe’s biggest engineering company, agreed to supply turbines to the $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, the first offshore wind farm planned in the U.S. more
Gasoline prices rose a penny in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, marking the fifth consecutive week of price increases, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values, according to a study by University of Rhode Island economist Corey Lang. more
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