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Rhode Island’s gasoline prices were unchanged for the second consecutive week, AAA Southern New England reported Monday. more
CVS Caremark Corp. posted strong sales and increased profit in the second quarter of 2013, the company reported Tuesday. more
The R.I. Small Business Development Center, which will be hosted at the University of Rhode Island beginning Jan. 1, will operate a central office at URI’s South Kingstown campus and three sub-center offices in Smithfield, South Kingstown and Providence, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Thursday. more
Despite “worrisome economic indicators,” Rhode Island’s economy is looking better now than during the four-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the fall 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Residents of Palmer and East Boston, Mass., voted on Election Day to reject two proposed casinos in the towns, but the developers – the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and Suffolk Downs – won’t give up without a fight, the Boston Business Journal reported Sunday. more
The unemployment rate for New England fell 0.4 percentage points year over year in April to 6.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Tuesday. more
The economy in the U.S. grew more than projected in the second quarter reflecting an unexpected pickup in inventory building as consumer spending cooled. more
Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than five years, extending swings typical for the month of July. more
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
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