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In 2013, a graduate student discovered a flaw in a spreadsheet, renewing the debate about austerity and debt. Emerging economies tanked, and Bitcoin boomed. In the U.S., unemployment fell and the Federal Reserve started to scale back its bond-buying program. Research focused on inequality and jobs gap between the highly skilled and everyone else. The Affordable Care Act began. more
Alex and Ani LLC CEO Giovanni Feroce has purchased a Newport mansion for $6.8 million, the jewelry company announced Friday. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1.1 percent in November to 124.8 from 123.5 in October. more
As the first winter storm of 2014 bears down on Rhode Island, National Grid issued a statement Thursday saying its crews are prepared to handle the power outages likely to result from heavy snow accumulation, high winds and potential flooding. more
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority submitted its final application to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ahead of the proposal deadline on Tuesday, pushing forward its bid for the sole Boston-area gaming license, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Economic development and the celebrated successes of local businesses topped the list of most-read stories on PBN.com in 2013. Three of the top six stories were the announcements of winners in Providence Business News’ annual Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work, 40 Under Forty and Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards. more
American consumers in 2013 were more upbeat than at any time in the previous six years as views on the economy, finances and the buying climate improved. more
The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its biggest annual advance since 1997, as data showed consumer confidence increased in December and housing prices jumped in October. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 20,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
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