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The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in March, bearing out Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s forecast that the recent pickup would prove fleeting. more
Purchasing managers at U.S. factories anticipate sales will grow 2.8 percent in 2016, down from the 4.1 percent they forecast in December, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. last month posted the strongest advance since January, helped by automobile production and a sign domestic demand is improving. more
Confidence among American consumers in June eased from an almost one-year high as favorable views about personal finances were offset by concerns about the economy’s prospects. more
The Burrillville Town Council has publicly denounced legislation that would require local approval for any tax agreement negotiated between local lawmakers and developers of a proposed power plant in the town. more
Few banks face as much pressure as Bank of America Corp. on Thursday, when the Federal Reserve posts initial results from annual stress tests just 30 minutes before U.K. polls close on the so-called Brexit vote. more
Orders for business equipment rose in June for the first time in three months, eking out a small gain that shows companies are in no rush to significantly ramp up investment. more
Even as the initial craze for Pokemon Go wanes, companies that sell merchandise tied to the augmented-reality game are benefiting. more
Millennials may be overly confident about their investing skills, but many are handling their 401(k)s with savvy, a new study by Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement & Trust suggests. More … more
The number of applications to collect jobless benefits rose less than forecast last week, indicating employers are leery of dismissing workers as the labor market tightens. more
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