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The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its best week since July, rebounding from a technology-driven selloff, as corporate earnings from major Wall Street banks to Yahoo! Inc. surpassed estimates. more
Sprague Operating Resources LLC, an energy company headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., has agreed to pay $3.5 million in rent annually to Capital Properties Inc. in exchange for the use of Capital Properties’ million-barrel petroleum storage facility in East Providence. more
Gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, but averages in both states remained below the national average for a second consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Toy and game maker Hasbro Inc. posted earnings of $32.1 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2014, reversing the net loss of $6.7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, reported during the same period last year. more
The index of U.S. leading indicators increased in March by the most in four months, a sign the economic expansion will strengthen following harsh winter weather. more
U.S. house prices rose 6.9 percent in the 12 months through February, the smallest gain in a year, in a sign that the housing market’s recovery is cooling. more
The struggling Rhode Island construction industry could help reduce the state’s high unemployment rate by 1.4 percentage points if allowed to foster changes that would restore jobs, according to a study prepared for five trade groups by a Bryant University economist. more
Rhode Island exports fell by $31.4 million in February, or 15.8 percent on a month-over-month basis, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Tuesday. more
The public may never know what proposals the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission turns down for the 20 acres of former highway land under its control, known as The Link. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined to 1.89 percent of all outstanding mortgage loans for the month of February from 2.85 percent reported during the same month a year earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
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