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The U.S., the world’s biggest beef consumer, is lifting a ban on imports from Ireland more than 15 years after mad cow disease spurred restrictions of supplies from Europe. more
The Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates too soon because the U.S. economy still needs the support of easy monetary policy, said John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed. more
Single-family home sales rose 3 percent and the median price of single-family homes rose 6 percent in January compared with January 2014, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
Marking the 18th straight week of falling prices, Rhode Island gasoline prices dropped 12 cents from last week, for an average self-serve, regular price of $2.41 per gallon, according to AAA Southern New England. more
With video stores and retailers closing their doors, retail real estate has had a tough half-decade. The cure? Urgent care clinics. more
HealthSource RI is reporting that nearly 5,000 new customers have signed up for the state’s health benefits exchange. more
WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in November as employment gains and low borrowing costs helped bring potential buyers into the market. The pending home sales index … more
Greater opportunities to land a job and persistent declines in the cost of gasoline are making Americans feel more hopeful about the economy. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added no construction jobs between March 2013 and March 2014, ranking the state at No. 198 among the 339 metro areas nationwide in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released April 28. more
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on Providence’s use of tax-stabilization incentives. more
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