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The University of Massachusetts Center for Policy Analysis released its 2013 New England Casino Gaming Update on Sunday. The annual release reports that the bulk of Twin River revenue growth in the past six years can be attributed to Massachusetts visitors. more
Despite lagging behind the last half of 2012 in terms of economic growth, revised figures for the second quarter of 2013 show that the quarter is “progressing a little better for Rhode Island than had previously been thought,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who released his Current Conditions Index on Monday. more
U.S. stocks rose as manufacturing in the New York region expanded more than forecast and Citigroup Inc. rallied, offsetting data showing retail sales in June increased less than expected. more
Retail sales rose less than projected in June as demand cooled at building materials outlets and restaurants, underscoring a second-quarter slowdown in the U.S. economy. more
U.S. equities recouped $1 trillion of share value that was erased in the last seven weeks, as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke pledged to preserve stimulus and stocks rallied on signs of economic expansion. more
Exports from the Ocean State rose 5.9 percent in May to $164.7 million on a month-to-month, seasonally adjusted basis after falling 15.1 percent in April, according to an international trade statistics report from e-forecasting.com. more
When Federal Reserve policy makers start to curb $85 billion in monthly bond buying, possibly before the end of the year, the last thing they want to do is spoil the nascent U.S. housing recovery. more
Homeowners in the Providence metropolitan area paid a median of $130,000 for their homes in 2011, a little more than the national median purchase price of $110,000 that year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau profile released on Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased to a two-month high last week. Swings in jobless applications are typical in July as auto plants close for annual retooling. more
CVS Caremark Corp.’s CVS/pharmacy announced a new in-store savings program for veterans on Wednesday, with Veterans Advantage’s VetRewards Card members earning up to 20 percent off of CVS/pharmacy brand products. more
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