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U.S. stocks rose, extending a record for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as weaker-than-forecast data on factory output and housing fueled bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus at its policy meeting. more
Rhode Island’s economy sustained positive, if sluggish, momentum in October, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island saw 10.7 percent growth in 2013, according to Re/Max of New England, and thanks to the improving health of the residential real estate market, the median price for a single-family home during the year increased as well, by 7.4 percent to $206,870. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating U.S. employers were maintaining staff counts in the days leading up to the government shutdown. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose more than forecast in October, indicating the partial government shutdown did little to halt the pickup in manufacturing at the start of the fourth quarter. more
Rhode Island exports rose $5.3 million, or 2.9 percent, in November, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in September at a slower pace than forecast, indicating a pause in the momentum of the biggest part of the economy before the federal government shut down. more
The last time a mansion at 339 Ocean Avenue in Newport changed hands, in 2004, it was known as Avalon and set a record for a Rhode Island single-family residential sale at $10.3 million. more
Rhode Island gained 1,045 manufacturing jobs between December 2012 and December 2013, the first time in 13 years that the state posted an increase in manufacturing employment, according to a report released Monday by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Register. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are suffering through their own form of cognitive dissonance: revealing new concerns about the economy’s long-term prospects even as they forecast faster growth in 2014. more
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