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NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales rose 4 percent from a year earlier, marking the biggest increase since 2011, even amid signs of a consumer-spending slowdown in December, according to the National … more
Dr. Bharat Ramratnam has been named medical director of Lifespan’s Clinical Research Center, which, in the last six months, has managed or facilitated the launch of 15 clinical trials. more
The inventory of homes for sale in Providence and Warwick is increasing, up 3.4 percent from last December, according to data from the online listing service Realtor.com. more
Trends in connectivity and training will be the topics of a 2015 Maritime Connectivity Conference Series launched today by KVH Industries in Cyprus. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator index. An index reading of 100 is equal to the state’s activity in 2000. more
A Harvard University administrator and a chancellor from within the University of Massachusetts system have been named finalists for the UMass presidency. more
Federal Reserve officials are starting to reassess their outlook for the economy as global weakness and disappointing data on American consumer spending test their resolve to raise interest rates this year. more
National Grid Wednesday announced a plan to invest $93 million into electricity transmission and distribution on Aquidneck Island to bring more reliable power to Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport. more
Job openings rose in February to the highest level in 14 years, indicating the U.S. labor market remained resilient even as the economy was cooling. more
Foreclosure petitions in the Bay State jumped 68 percent year over year in March, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
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