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Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in October to a 10-month low, showing the reopening of the federal government failed to reassure households. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index trimming its weekly decline, as optimism grew that the lawmakers would reach a deal to end the budget impasse and avoid a default on the federal debt. more
The U.S. Treasury has the means to avoid a debt default even if Congress fails to raise the government’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The bad news is that it can’t prevent a recession. more
Payrolls in the U.S. increased more than forecast in October, a sign that employers were optimistic the world’s biggest economy would weather the effects of the federal government shutdown. more
A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose almost 14 percent last month, marking the best August since 2005, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rebound from its longest losing streak this year, as investors awaited data on jobs and home sales to assess the pace of the economic recovery. more
Global stocks rebounded after the biggest decline in a month and Treasuries fell on speculation any economic effect from the U.S. government shutdown will be limited and already reflected in markets. The dollar weakened. more
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