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Orders for U.S. business equipment fell in February for the second time in three months, signaling corporate investment will be slow to gain momentum following an unusually harsh winter that put a damper on demand. more
The U.S. economy grew more rapidly in the fourth quarter than previously estimated as consumer spending climbed by the most in three years, showing the expansion had momentum heading into this year’s harsh winter. more
Consumer spending in the United States climbed more than forecast in January as incomes increased, making it more likely the biggest part of the economy will be able to sustain growth in early 2014. more
Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Wall Street’s bonus pool rose 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013 as profits from broker-dealer operations on the New York Stock Exchange fell 30 percent, according to estimates by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
The nonprofit Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released an analysis of Rhode Island’s budget outlook, saying that due to increased revenue and lower-than-anticipated expenditures, the state’s projected opening surplus for fiscal 2015 has been increased to approximately $8.8 million. more
(Updated, 5:45 p.m.) With a month-over-month gain of 0.2 percent in January, Rhode Island landed tied for eighth place among the 10 states with the largest increases in the Black Knight Home Price Index. more
Treasuries rose in the biggest weekly gain in almost two years as unrest in Ukraine drove investors to the safety of U.S. government debt. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 1.9 percent in February compared with the same period last year, adding 300 jobs for a total of 16,400 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits held last week near the lowest level in almost four months, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
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