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U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 2,000 for the first time, on signs of more corporate takeovers and stimulus for the European economy. more
Citing a number of concerns, including community opposition to the location of large wind turbines near the city’s Point neighborhood, the U.S. Navy has shelved its proposed wind energy project in Newport. more
Restaurants and lodging outlets in Rhode Island are expected to continue the slow, steady growth that has characterized those industries since the Great Recession, according to speakers at the Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. more
The U.S. budget deficit will narrow less than forecast this year even as it falls to the lowest level since 2007 as a share of the economy, according to the Congressional Budget Office. more
Keeping its streak of year-over-year passenger traffic declines intact, T.F. Green Airport posted a 3 percent drop in July, as 346,416 people traveled to and from the state’s largest airport. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 500 construction jobs in July when compared with July 2013, a 2.3 percent gain for a total of 22,400, according to non-seasonally adjusted figures published by the Associated General Contractors of America Wednesday. more
The economy in the United States expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years that bodes well for the rest of 2014. more
This year’s Treasury market rally has been stronger than every economist surveyed by Bloomberg News predicted. more
Closed since last summer for a comprehensive inventory of about half of its collections, the Culinary Arts Museum reopens Tuesday at the Harborside campus of Johnson and Wales University featuring a new teaching lab and exhibit. more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth aims to gain recognition as a top national research university as part of its strategic plan, UMassDTransform 2020. more
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