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The Sam’s Club membership-only warehouse retail store at 25 Pace Blvd. reopened its doors Thursday after an 8 a.m. ceremony celebrating the creation of 167 new full- and part-time jobs at the location. more
The homeownership rate in the U.S. declined in the fourth quarter as higher borrowing costs and tight credit blocked many first-time buyers. more
The 11th Providence Business News Business Survey reveals once again that while many executives feel quite good about their own business, they are less sanguine about the rest of the state. And of course, that is a problem. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the longest streak of weekly gains since February, as investors awaited retailer earnings reports to gauge the strength of consumer demand and the likelihood of cuts to monetary stimulus. more
Janet Yellen’s confirmation as chairman of the Federal Reserve with the least Senate support on record shows that the central bank still faces intense political scrutiny six years after the financial crisis. more
The U.S. economy expanded in the third quarter at a faster rate than previously estimated as consumers stepped up spending on services such as health care and companies invested more in software. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks as employers retained workers to meet demand. more
The index of U.S. leading indicators rose more than forecast in November, a sign the economic expansion will gain traction in the months to come. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1.1 percent in November to 124.8 from 123.5 in October. more
Steve Wynn, the billionaire founder of Wynn Resorts Ltd., criticized a plan by rival Mohegan Sun for a Boston-area casino, saying the tribe would steer business to its home state of Connecticut. more
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