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In advance of a Feb. 25 vote in Revere, Mass., to approve or reject the $1.3 billion casino Mohegan Sun has proposed at the Suffolk Downs racecourse, the developer has spent $400,000 on a campaign promoting the project, the Boston Herald said Thursday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after equities snapped a four-day rally yesterday, as data showed retail sales declined in January by the most in 10 months while more Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits. more
Bill Ackman sold all of his shares in General Growth Properties Inc., the second-largest U.S. shopping-mall owner, marking the end of one of the hedge-fund manager’s most profitable investments. more
Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg headlined the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Tuesday by challenging attendees to take the initiative for improving the state’s economy. more
In a Gallup ranking of U.S. states by employees’ perception of job creation at their workplaces, Rhode Island ranked last, replacing Maine as the state with the lowest Job Creation Index in 2013. more
When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised about the latest shock that boomers are delivering to the U.S. economy. more
The Arcade Providence’s first microloft tenants moved in on New Year’s Eve, almost two years after owner Evan Granoff announced his $7 million plan to renovate the historic building known as one of the country’s first indoor shopping malls. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks as employers retained workers to meet demand. more
U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest jump in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve’s pledge to be patient on the timing of rate increases. more
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