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Retail sales rose less than projected in June as demand cooled at building materials outlets and restaurants, underscoring a second-quarter slowdown in the U.S. economy. more
The Mixed Magic Theatre is moving to a smaller space in the Lorraine Mills Artist Studios complex after nearly three years at Hope Artiste Village. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., posted fourth- quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as pharmacy sales rose on new medicines and new customers. more
Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount retailer, cut its U.S. unit’s fourth-quarter forecast and said the recent security breach affected more people and more information than previously thought. more
Central Falls has the highest percentage of mortgages in negative equity of all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island, while Little Compton claims the lowest percentage, according to data compiled by Zillow.com. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders increased more than forecast in December, matching the highest level in eight years. more
New England business owners conveyed strong optimism about prospects in 2014, with sales or revenue increases reported throughout the retail, manufacturing and consulting sectors, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Even as the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area stayed at 8.6 percent in November for the second consecutive month, the size of the labor force grew 0.8 percent to 691,500, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
U.S. equities recouped $1 trillion of share value that was erased in the last seven weeks, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke pledged to preserve stimulus and stocks rallied on signs of economic expansion. more
U.S. stocks rose, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for a fourth day of gains, amid increased optimism about economic growth as the corporate earnings season began. more
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