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Business activity appears to be improving in New England, with retail and manufacturing companies throughout the region reporting increases in revenue or year-over-year sales and commercial and real estate markets largely unchanged from the last report, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Sept. 3. more
The Boston Sports Club, a health club at the corner of Dorrance and Westminster streets in downtown Providence, is closing, the general manager confirmed Friday. more
(Updated, 12:35 p.m.) Investors betting the Federal Reserve will accelerate its timetable for an interest-rate increase may have to think again after Friday’s jobs report. more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
The trade deficit in the United States unexpectedly narrowed in July to the lowest level in six months as exports climbed to a record. more
A.H. Belo Corp. has completed the $46 million sale of The Providence Journal to Gatehouse Media, a subsidiary of New York-based New Media Investment Group Inc. more
For the third consecutive grant cycle, Rhode Island has received an award from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion Program to support efforts to export by small businesses in the Ocean State. more
New England retained its status as the census division with the third-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in July, at 5.8 percent, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. more
Chrysler Group LLC reported its best August for U.S. vehicle deliveries in 12 years, while Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. also posted results that surpassed analysts’ projections. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index touching a record, as reports of a cease-fire in Ukraine boosted global equities and data showed orders at American factories rose the most on record in July. more
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