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(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
Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. 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
Drivers across the U.S. enjoying the lowest pump prices for this time of year since 2010 will probably see further declines as refineries benefiting from the shale boom produce record amounts of fuel. more
Business activity appears to be improving in New England, with retail and manufacturing companies throughout the region reporting increases in revenue or year-over-year sales and commercial and real estate markets largely unchanged from the last report, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Sept. 3. more
Success stories like Trevor Lynn’s or Xiao Wei Chen’s are going to get rarer as older businesses overshadow startups in U.S. job creation. more
The trade deficit in the United States unexpectedly narrowed in July to the lowest level in six months as exports climbed to a record. more
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