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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
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined for the month of October compared with the same period last year, and also dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
Consumer spending rose in November by the most in five months as Americans took advantage of store discounts during the year-end shopping season, giving the world’s largest economy a lift. more
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