Updated January 30 at 8:30am
Economic Activity
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Democrat Gina Raimondo focused her campaign for Rhode Island’s governorship on turning around the New England state’s ailing economy by reviving factories that were once a fount of middle-class jobs. more
Staples Inc., the world’s largest office-supply chain, said it can’t yet “reasonably” estimate the potential losses and expenses it will incur in connection with the possible credit-card data breach disclosed last month. more
“Frozen” is still hot. Two toys based off Walt Disney Co.’s hit animated film made Adventure Publishing Group’s Toy Insider Hot 20 list released today, making it the only entertainment property with multiple items on the roster. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market. more
WASHINGTON - Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. The gains in employment last month followed a … more
Citizens Financial Group Inc. has provided financing to the tune of $9.65 million for the construction and renovation of affordable housing by Ashton Village LP in Cumberland. more
Harvard University, the world’s wealthiest school, is the only one among its peers whose endowment value hasn’t returned to the peak level reached before the financial crisis. more
It isn’t hard to believe that Newport could top Providence on a list of the 10 most exciting places in Rhode Island, but Chepachet, Harrisville and Woonsocket? more
Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, now only needs the president’s signature. more
NEW YORK - U.S. shoppers spent 2.4 percent more during the weekend before the Christmas holiday this year, giving a boost to retailers in the final days of 2014. Purchases during the so-called … more
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