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Verizon gets OK for FiOS TV in R.I. ‘Area 6’

WARWICK – Verizon Communications has been granted final approval by the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to begin offering television service via...
THE U.S. SUPPLY of unsold new houses declined to 6.5 months' worth at the current sales pace from 8.1  in March. That's good news for builders and construction workers, such as carpenters Adrian Jose, right, and Gilberto Tavares, shown working last week on the roof of a new house in Mahwah, N.J. /

U.S. new-home sales surge 16.2%

WASHINGTON – Sales of new single-family homes rose 16.2 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 981,000 houses per year from the...

Durable goods rise for 3rd month, by 0.6%

WASHINGTON – New orders for durable goods last month increased 0.6 percent to $217.9 billion, slowing from March’s revised 5.0-percent rise, according to preliminary...
LESLIE TAITO, CEO of RIMES, says collaborating with the RIEDC will help strengthen manufacturing in the state /

RIMES to move into RIEDC’s offices

For 11 years, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service – better known as RIMES – has helped the state’s manufacturers improve efficiency, revamp their...

National Grid, Steelworkers in tentative pact

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – National Grid today announced a tentative three-year agreement with Local 12321-01 of the United Steelworkers. The USW unit, whose current contract...

Feedback sought on waterfront park design

PROVIDENCE – Two upcoming public meetings will showcase the design for the parks that are to be created on two waterfront parcel made available...
U.S.-CHINA TALKS: Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi, center left, chats with U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson today in Washington, D.C., as they and other delegates to the talks gather for a group portrait.  /

Paulson terms China talks ‘very productive’

WASHINGTON – Two days of what U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. described today as “very productive” talks with Chinese Vice Premier...

MBA: U.S. mortgage applications rise 1.6%

WASHINGTON – U.S. applications for housing loans increased last week, after declining the week before, according to a report today from the Mortgage Bankers...

Wu, Paulson face uphill battle in U.S.-China talks

WASHINGTON – As U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi this week ponder ways of easing tension between...

Lacker: Fed shouldn’t rely on labor market<br> to control inflation

NEW YORK – Relying on a slowing economy to stem price increases would be a mistake, Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank...
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