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Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Visa Inc. and Nike Inc. will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing Bank of America Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Alcoa Inc. in the biggest reshuffling since April 2004. more
The state panel responsible for developing the former Interstate-195 lands is close to throwing its support behind a decade-long effort to bury regional power lines between Providence … more
A measure of job prospects in the U.S. advanced in August to a more than five-year high, a sign the labor market is improving. more
Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island this week, while the average price for a gallon of gas in Massachusetts rose by a penny, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in July to 122.6 from 121.9 in June. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will advance for a fifth straight day, as exports from China, the world’s second- largest economy, topped forecasts. more
Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
New England businesses show signs of “cautious optimism” amid continued moderate economic growth in the region, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remains the highest among New England states after rising to 8.9 percent in July from 8.8 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday. more
Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission have selected 14 individuals, organizations and projects to receive 2013 Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. more
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