Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
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NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season in the U.S. is in full swing after most retailers flung open their doors yesterday, offering bargains on everything from televisions to coffee brewers. Here’s … more
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Americans’ confidence increased last week to the highest level since July 2007 as job gains and falling prices at the gasoline pump boosted attitudes about the economy and personal finances. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 18,000 for the first time as faster-than-forecast growth in gross domestic product boosted confidence in the economy and overshadowed declines in health-care companies. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the biggest drop since October in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as data showed service industries expanded at the slowest pace in six months and factory orders fell. more
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first four-day stretch of losses in 13 months, as a slump in energy shares broadened to the rest of the market. more
Service industries expanded in December at the slowest pace in six months, indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy cooled as the year drew to a close. more
Rhode Island landed in the top 20 for the number of construction jobs it added year-over-year in November, and from October to November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Internet holiday shopping rose 9 percent so far today, known as Cyber Monday, slowing from the same time frame last year as Web deals failed to lure consumers. more
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