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The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July for a third month, supporting the Federal Reserve’s forecast that inflation will move closer to its target. more
Overcoming economic uncertainty following October’s partial shutdown of the federal government, New England business owners reported greater optimism in the past six weeks and expect to see continued growth through the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated after the Federal Reserve decided to press on with $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, even as it sees “growing underlying strength in the economy.” more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of September compared with the same period last year, and also dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending a record for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as weaker-than-forecast data on factory output and housing fueled bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus at its policy meeting. more
Rhode Island’s economy sustained positive, if sluggish, momentum in October, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island saw 10.7 percent growth in 2013, according to Re/Max of New England, and thanks to the improving health of the residential real estate market, the median price for a single-family home during the year increased as well, by 7.4 percent to $206,870. more
Federal assistance accounts for 38.3 percent of Rhode Island’s general revenue, according to the Tax Foundation, which released a map on Monday depicting federal aid as part of general revenue for all 50 states. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating U.S. employers were maintaining staff counts in the days leading up to the government shutdown. more
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