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The U.S. debt held by the public is expected to rise to 106 percent of the economy in 2039 from 74 percent this year, largely driven by increases in the cost of health benefits, the Congressional Budget Office said. more
Retail sales showed a broad-based gain in June, which probably helped the U.S. economy rebound in the second quarter. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its biggest weekly loss in three months, on an increase in takeover activity and better-than-forecast earnings from Citigroup Inc. more
Modest gains in economic momentum in May hold promise for Rhode Island this summer, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said in his latest Current Conditions Index, but as usual that is only part of the story for the Ocean State. more
Two Rhode Island banks posted a higher return on assets than the national average for the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Quarterly Banking Profile. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its worst week since April, as investors weighed the implications of a corporate debt crisis in Portugal and assessed earnings reports. more
President Barack Obama will announce today that 26 companies including Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark Corp., Apple Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Coca-Cola Co. are committed to speed payments to their suppliers that are small businesses. more
The Committee on City Property tentatively approved the sale of an 8.5-acre parcel to Rhode Island College for $250,000, but the property first needs to go out to bid, according to the City Clerk’s office. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators rose 0.4 percent in May to 126.8 from 126.3 in April, the second consecutive month of gains in the state’s economic indicator index produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
Nearly 42,000 single-family homes in the Providence-Warwick metro area are located within storm-surge risk zones, and nearly 10,000 of those are at extreme risk, according to the 2014 storm-surge analysis released Thursday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
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