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Job openings in the U.S. rose more than forecast in February to a six-year high as employers moved to boost hiring in response to rising consumer demand. more
Verve, Inc., the producer of Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits, won a Summer 2014 People & Planet Award from Green America, and will spend the prize money on a fall gift to teachers. more
If you’re in the market for a million-dollar home, there are plenty to choose from in Rhode Island, according to Zillow, an online real estate database. more
The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent from 8 percent a month earlier. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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