Updated August 24 at 3:24pm
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Companies stepped up hiring in September, indicating the U.S. job market is standing firm in the face of weaker global demand, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Gasoline prices dropped a cent from last week in Rhode Island, while prices in Massachusetts remained the same, according to AAA Northeast. more
Rhode Island ranked 28th in the nation for a 4.2 percent drop in exports for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 420 points as a selloff in Chinese equities spread around the world amid renewed concern that growth there is slowing at the same time that manufacturing in the U.S. decelerated. A flareup in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran added to geopolitical unease. more
Revenue exceeded expectations on both a fiscal year and monthly basis in November, according to the state Department of Revenue, by 2 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively. more
New tax rules intended to ease the financial burden on corporations and individuals take effect Jan. 1, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Consumer confidence rose last week to the highest level in almost two months as Americans reported brighter attitudes about the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate. more
When it comes to buying gifts for their pooches during the holiday season, Rhode Island is no New Jersey, but it’s better than Kentucky. more
Hasbro Inc., betting that the world has appetite for at least eight “Transformers” movies, said three additional films in the series are coming in 2017, 2018 and 2019. more
The World Match Racing Tour will visit Newport next year, Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, said Thursday. more
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