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Rhode Island exports rose $21.5 million, or 14.1 percent, in August, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Oct. 25. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose less than forecast in September, indicating a pause in manufacturing leading into the budget battle that partially closed the federal government. more
Gasoline pump prices in the U.S. are poised to drop to the lowest since February 2011 by New Year’s Eve as supplies increase more than demand, providing a lift for consumers in an economy struggling to recover from the deepest recession since the 1930s. more
This time government is in the room for discussions about the future of the Rhode Island economy, but it is only one source of debate among business leaders. more
Each night when the lights go out, eight of the 53 machines at Swissline Precision Manufacturing in Cumberland keep running after all the employees have gone home. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in October to a 10-month low, showing the reopening of the federal government failed to reassure households. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods rose in September by the most in three months as stronger demand for commercial and military aircraft outweighed a drop in business equipment. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
The University of Rhode Island generated $726 million in statewide economic activity, supported an estimated 8,200 jobs and provided approximately $392 million in wages in fiscal 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the URI Foundation. more
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