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Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over the past month to an eight-year low, a sign the labor market continues to gain momentum. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 reached a record on July 24, as home sales declined and investors watched overseas crises before this week’s Federal Reserve policy decision. more
Exports from Rhode Island rose 15.6 percent in May compared with a year earlier, climbing to $190.4 million from $164.7 million in May 2013, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Monday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in June, a sign residential real estate is struggling to strengthen. more
U.S. stocks joined a global selloff, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first monthly drop since January, as Exxon Mobil Corp. to Micron Technology Inc. tumbled amid weaker corporate results. more
(Updated, Aug. 4, 3:45 p.m.) GateHouse Media will not honor the collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the Providence Journal and A.H. Belo Corp. and may lay off as many as 40 Journal employees upon its purchase of the paper who will be covered by Belo’s severance policy, according to an asset purchase agreement filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure rate dropped in June to 1.9 percent, compared with 2.5 percent a year earlier, according to a report released Thursday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
Treasuries fell with U.S. stocks, while the dollar headed for its best week this year after data showing retail sales rose bolstered the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. more
The winning candidates in the fall elections may inherit a healthier economy than their campaign slogans suggest. more
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