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Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in almost six years, signaling the U.S. job market continues to mend. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July for a third month, supporting the Federal Reserve’s forecast that inflation will move closer to its target. more
Movies filmed in Massachusetts collected big money under the Bay State’s film tax credit even when they flopped at the box office, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. unexpectedly were little changed in July, reflecting the biggest drop in auto costs in four years. more
Ross-Simons Jewelers will launch a new luxury brand called Sidney Thomas on Thursday, the company announced Tuesday. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing the U.S. economy is breaking free of the effects of higher taxes and federal budget cuts. more
Paralleling economic activity nationally, Rhode Island performed significantly better than expected in the second quarter of 2013, according to University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Exports from the Ocean State rose 15.5 percent in June to $190.1 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after rising 5.9 percent in May, according to a trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
Prices for single-family homes climbed in 87 percent of U.S. cities in the second quarter as the national housing recovery accelerated amid competition for a limited number of properties on the market. more
CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday a new web tool for customers, the online Drug Information Center at CVS.com, which enables customers to access “best-in-class” drug information, a drug interaction checker and various other resources. more
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