Updated January 26 at 10:26am
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Ryan S. McCarthy, director of global customer experience for Retail Solutions Inc. in Providence, talked with Providence Business News about the company, and its partnerships with local universities. The company tracks retailer data. more
The plunge in oil prices prompted HSBC Holdings Plc to cut this year’s economic outlook for 13 crude exporters across central, eastern Europe and the Middle East as public spending drops. more
Bryant University has named Glenn M. Sulmasy, a U.S. Coast Guard Academy captain, as its first provost and chief academic officer, effective this March. more
Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years as Americans grew more upbeat about the labor market and the outlook for the economy. more
The homeownership rate in the U.S. fell to a 19-year low as rising prices and tight credit kept many first-time buyers out of the property market. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing to an all-time high, as energy and small-cap shares rebounded from yesterday’s declines. more
In what its CEO calls a “pivotal year,” Citizens Financial Group Inc. Monday reported net income of $865 million in 2014, an improvement on a $3.4 billion loss in 2013, which was fueled by a $4.1 billion after-tax goodwill impairment charge. Citizens reported earnings of $1.55 per diluted share for the year. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over the past month to an eight-year low, a sign the labor market continues to gain momentum. more
Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. more
U.S. stocks joined a global selloff, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first monthly drop since January, as Exxon Mobil Corp. to Micron Technology Inc. tumbled amid weaker corporate results. more
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