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American consumer confidence rose to the highest level in more than a year in September, as households’ views on the outlook for the economy brightened. more
The Woonsocket Creative Placemaking Project is asking city artists and arts businesses to complete a survey and attend an event next week as part of its effort to revitalize Woonsocket through arts-based investment. more
Fewer Americans are filing applications for unemployment benefits, consumer confidence is rising and manufacturing is picking up as the world’s largest economy shows additional signs of strengthening. more
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt what may be a fatal blow to Aereo Inc. and its dream of transforming the television industry, ruling that the Barry Diller-backed Internet startup is violating broadcasters’ copyrights. more
General Electric Co. clinched its biggest acquisition ever, the $17 billion purchase of Alstom SA’s energy assets, after the resolution of the French government’s last condition for the deal. more
Banco Santander SA, Spain’s biggest bank, agreed to buy GE Money Bank AB, the consumer finance business of GE Capital in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, for about 700 million euros ($953 million). more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area increased 3.2 percent year over year in May, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed more than forecast in May on record exports, signaling a pickup in global growth that will boost American manufacturers. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders hovered in January close to a nine-year high, indicating the residential real estate market is poised to expand this year. more
After a rocky start to the holiday shopping season, U.S. retailers benefited from cheaper gas prices and an improving job market in the weeks leading up to Christmas, raising optimism that sales reached a three-year high. more
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