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Overcoming economic uncertainty following October’s partial shutdown of the federal government, New England business owners reported greater optimism in the past six weeks and expect to see continued growth through the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
The jobless rate dropped to a five-year low of 7 percent in November as American employers added more workers than forecast, showing further progress in the labor market that will provide a spark for the world’s largest economy. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cleared the Providence Economic Development Partnership to restart lending to local small businesses under its revolving loan program. more
The A.H. Belo Corp. announced Wednesday morning that it was exploring the sale of the Providence Journal. Company Chairman, President and CEO James M. Moroney III said the move fit with an overall strategy to “focus on investing and growing in Dallas.” more
United Natural Foods Inc.’s net income rose to $27.8 million, or 56 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 year, a 28.9 percent increase over the $21.5 million, or 43 cents per diluted share, reported for the same period last year. more
Companies boosted payrolls in November by the most in a year, a sign that U.S. employers were optimistic about demand after the end of a government shutdown a month earlier, a private report based on payrolls showed Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s economy sustained positive, if sluggish, momentum in October, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Gasoline prices maintained their consistent rise over the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the fourth consecutive week of higher prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Mass. Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that the town of Revere must hold another public referendum on whether to allow Suffolk Downs and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to build a casino there before the commission will approve the proposal, Boston.com reported Tuesday. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in October, indicating employers were confident about demand even as Washington’s budget impasse shuttered parts of the federal government. more
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