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Economic Activity
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Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in October as consumers pocketed the money saved after fueling up their cars. more
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, have entered into a two-year technology partnership to develop more speed on and off the racetrack. more
Rhode Island ranked second in the nation for its 13.3 percent year-over-year construction job growth in March, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in March, a drop of three-tenths of a percentage point compared with the same prior-year period, according to CoreLogic. more
Job openings in the U.S. fell in March from a 14-year high, a sign companies may have held off on posting vacancies amid slowing growth in the first quarter. more
From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reason to begin raising interest rates this year. more
The pitch: The mission of Massage Envy is to make customized massages, facials and relaxing therapies available to everyone. Years in business: Purchased initial franchise in August 2009 … more
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly dropped in June, upending optimism about the strength of the rebound in consumer spending during the second quarter. more
One of Randall, Realtors top agents talks about why she is successful and what it’s like to become a manager of an office. more
A majority of credit cards in the U.S. now contain a chip designed to add more security -- yet most payment terminals at retailers can’t read the new technology. more
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