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The U.S., the world’s biggest beef consumer, is lifting a ban on imports from Ireland more than 15 years after mad cow disease spurred restrictions of supplies from Europe. more
WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in November as employment gains and low borrowing costs helped bring potential buyers into the market. The pending home sales index … more
State hotel tax collections increased 9.3 percent in December compared with December 2013, and climbed 8.1 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year, according to information released Wednesday by the state Department of Revenue. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted its biggest weekly loss in three months, on an increase in takeover activity and better-than-forecast earnings from Citigroup Inc. more
Manufacturing moderated at the end of last year to a more sustainable pace of growth as U.S. factories adjusted to weaker overseas markets and steady demand from domestic customers. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a third straight yearly gain as equity gauges climbed past multiple milestones last week. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Rhode Island plans to put its tobacco-backed bond deal back on the calendar within six weeks after a lawsuit delayed it for five months, according to Citigroup Inc., the lead manager on the sale. more
Rhode Island defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by payments from tobacco companies that agreed in 1998 to reimburse states for expenses associated with smoking-related illnesses. more
WASHINGTON - The cost of living in the U.S. fell in November by the most in almost six years, depressed by falling energy prices that signal inflation will stay below the Federal Reserve’s goal … more
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