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Help-Wanted Index dips 1 point in March

The Help-Wanted Advertising Index of job offerings in major newspapers nationwide declined in March for the third consecutive month to 30 points from February’s...
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Clear Channel 1Q profit rises 6% to $102.2M

SAN ANTONIO – For the quarter ended March 31, Clear Channel Communications Inc. (NYSE: CCU) today reported a 6-percent profit increase to $102.2 million...
AN ELECTRONIC BOARD hanging above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 13,000.01 shortly after the market opened this morning. The index continued to rise, closing at 13,089.896 points. /

Market rally boosts Dow beyond 13,000

NEW YORK – The U.S. financial markets’ biggest rally in more than three years continued today, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above...
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Justice Flanders to lead URI innovation panel

STATE HOUSE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri this afternoon named lawyer Robert G. Flanders Jr., a former R.I. Supreme Court associate justice, to chair...

R.I. falls to No. 35 for ‘lawsuit climate’

SACRAMENTO – Rhode Island has dropped nine spots to No. 35, according to a report released at 1 p.m. today by the U.S. Chamber...

‘Liar loans’ worsen housing slump, officials say

WASHINGTON – Mortgage-application fraud by borrowers and brokers is fueling a wave of foreclosures that will prolong the U.S. housing slump, according to Robert...
IN THE NORTHEAST, new-home sales last month rose 50%, to 18% above their level in March 2006. Above, workers smooth the ceiling of a new house in Smithfield.  /

New-home sales rebound in March, rising 2.6%

WASHINGTON – Sales of new single-family homes rose 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of 858,000 units per year from the revised February...

Durable-goods orders rise 3.4% in March

WASHINGTON – New orders for durable goods last month rose 3.4 percent to $ 214.9 billion, accelerating from February’s 2.5-percent pace, the U.S. Census...
DAVID DURAND, left, CEO of Tizra Inc. - at his East Side home and headquarters with fellow partners and co-founders Francisco Rosa, back, Abe Dane, right, and Anne Orens - is among the finalists announced today. /

R.I. Business Plan finalists announced

The business plans for a software company that aims to turn cell phones into personal security alarms connected to law enforcement offices, a manufacturer...
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Consumers less confident in April

American consumers reported being less confident about economic conditions today and in the future, driving The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index down to 104.0...
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