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U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index approached a record high, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve announcement on the prospects for monetary stimulus. more
Builders began work on fewer U.S. homes than projected in August and applications for future work declined more than forecast, underscoring the risk that higher mortgage rates pose for the real-estate rebound. more
Roger Williams University has started a new law clinic that will enable students to give back to the community while gaining practical legal experience. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the final $150,000 in awards stemming from its year-long “Make It Happen RI” economic development initiative. more
Statistics released today by the Census Bureau present a portrait of a stagnant economy with poverty remaining high and incomes sluggish four years into the recovery from the worst slump since the Great Depression. more
The Providence-Warwick metro area ranked No. 182 out of 381 metro areas across the nation for economic growth during 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August, a sign it will take time for inflation to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
WASHINGTON - Industrial production rose in August by the most in six months, indicating U.S. manufacturing will contribute more to the expansion. Output at factories, mines and utilities climbed … more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week but remained higher than the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Most employers in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area do not anticipate any change in hiring in the fourth quarter of 2013, Forbes reported last week. more
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