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U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a record close, as investors awaited data this week on jobs and economic growth for clues on when the Federal Reserve will cut stimulus. more
U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration will partner with the city of Central Falls and Navigant Credit Union to provide free training aimed at helping small businesses explore federal government contracting opportunities. more
Massachusetts income tax collections have met or exceeded four of five revenue benchmarks required to drop the state’s income tax rate to 5.2 percent from its current 5.25 percent, the Boston Business Journal reported Tuesday. more
More than 300 investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered at Betaspring Thursday night for Launch Day, celebrating the startup accelerator’s newest graduating class of fledgling companies. more
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew urged Congress to raise the debt limit well in advance of a February deadline, calling an increase necessary to preserve the nation’s promise to its creditors. more
The rate of increase for the New England employment cost index declined in the three-month period ended September 2013, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Tuesday. more
Town residents on Tuesday voted to reject Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC’s proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino off Interstate 495, ending Foxwoods’ bid for the sole Boston-area gaming license, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council set its agenda for the next two years at its annual meeting, held Monday evening at the R.I. Convention Center. more
Purchases of previously-owned U.S. homes fell in October to the lowest level in four months as limited supply and higher mortgage rates restrained momentum in the housing-market recovery. more
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