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The shale oil boom is proving far less kind to Mercedes-Benz drivers than it is to those sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Impala. more
Treasuries rose, pushing 30-year bond yields down for a second day, as plunging oil prices added to investor expectations that inflation will remain subdued while the U.S. economy strengthens. more
Banco Santander SA said third-quarter profit rose 52 percent, beating estimates, as charges for bad loans dropped in Spain and earnings climbed in the U.K. and Brazil. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index touching a record, as reports of a cease-fire in Ukraine boosted global equities and data showed orders at American factories rose the most on record in July. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
In a volatile economy and real estate market, Rhode Island rents have been a source of stability. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts lost 1,600 jobs in April but saw its total unemployment rate drop 0.3 percent, to 6 percent, from the March rate, according to the Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate may be the highest in the nation at 8.3 percent, but a lesser-known metric ranks the state sixth highest – and lends insight into the state’s condition, local economists say. more
Wherever the debate about the data in Thomas Piketty’s work on inequality may lead, there’s at least one bright side: The argument itself reflects a desirable shift in the field of economics toward answering questions that matter. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates show that Massachusetts added 9,100 jobs in May and the total unemployment rate dropped 0.4 of a percentage point from April’s rate to 5.6 percent. more
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