Updated January 26 at 10:26am
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Argentina is in default again, but its latest predicament is far from your garden-variety sovereign debt crisis. This time South America’s second-largest economy has been tripped up not by new borrowing, but by a lawsuit from American hedge funds blocking settlements with bondholders over a 2001 default. more
If the region’s business leaders listened only to the chattering class or politicians with points to score, you get the sense they wouldn’t bother to get out of bed in the morning. After all, Rhode Island is dead last is every job-creation or business-climate list, right? more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
A strengthening labor market and lower gasoline prices mean Americans have extra cash for the holidays. Some economists are forecasting the money will keep flowing into, and out of, consumers’ pockets next year. more
Mondelez International Inc. plans to introduce red velvet Oreos, the cookie brand’s second departure from chocolate in more than 100 years, in a bid to win over foodies and cupcake fanatics. more
Are America’s small manufacturers poised for a resurgence or vulnerable to new technological disruption? more
The U.S. jobless rate declined to a six-year low of 5.9 percent in September and employers in the U.S. added more workers than projected, signs of more vigor in the labor market that will help sustain faster economic growth. more
The Cherrystone Angel Group is one of the first angel groups in the nation to receive a certification aimed at lessening the burden placed on entrepreneurs to prove accredited status of investors. more
Greater opportunities to land a job and persistent declines in the cost of gasoline are making Americans feel more hopeful about the economy. more
The Providence Biltmore has affiliated with Hilton Worldwide by joining its Curio Collection, a global group of hotels known for their uniqueness and authenticity. more
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