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Confidence among U.S. homebuilders improved in May for the first time in five months as buyers rush to take advantage of near record-low mortgage rates. more
CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Larry Merlo on Tuesday told an audience of about 500 business, government and organizational leaders that success begins with an innovative idea. more
After raising $1.7 million in gifts and pledges during a weekend auction, Roger Williams University has announced plans to build a new waterfront sailing center on its Bristol campus. more
Treasury 10-year notes gained for the first time in four days as yields at almost seven-week highs attracted buyers betting subdued inflation will bolster the value of the debt’s fixed payments. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts drivers saw gasoline prices jump 6 cents this week after a nine-week decline, AAA Southern New England reported Monday. more
Returns from the U.S. equity bull market that started four years ago are matching those from the last half of the 1990s even as valuations are 28 percent lower. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has gained 26.2 percent annually, including dividends, since March 2009, the same as during the last 50 months of the technology bubble. more
Bristol County, Mass., foreclosure starts plunged 78 percent in March compared with the same period last year, The Warren Group said Monday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after benchmark indexes climbed to record levels last week, even as government data showed retail sales unexpectedly rose in April. more
The first quarter of 2013 ended on a “positive” note following a weakening start to the year, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro’s Current Conditions Index, released Monday. more
Four years into an expansion, the productivity of American workers has slowed and some economists say there are few signs it will soon rebound. more
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