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Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Rhode Island is an example, as it has maintained a 7.6 unemployment rate since August. more
Treasuries fell after a report showed existing home sales rose to their highest level in a year, indicating the U.S. economy is still improving amid slowing global growth. more
Interest in Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC is building among potential investors as its capital position improves, according to U.K. Financial Investments Ltd., which manages Britain’s stakes in bailed-out banks. more
U.S. stocks rose for a fourth day as investors speculated the European Central Bank will boost economic stimulus and Apple Inc. forecast record sales. more
Susan Arnold, CEO and general counsel of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, will retire at the end of the year. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council elected council officers, directors and trustees at its 71st annual meeting on Monday at the R.I. Convention Center. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its biggest three-day rally since April, after earnings reports at companies including Apple Inc. and United Technologies Corp. more
Officials were updated on Monday about the progress of the new 208-bed Veterans Home project, approved by voters two years ago through a $94 million bond referendum. more
The owner of Checkmaster Payroll Services pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to defrauding seven businesses and the Seekonk, Mass., Water District of more than $1.2 million in federal payroll taxes that were supposed to have been paid to the Internal Revenue Service. more
Rhode Island ranked 29th on the annual Opportunity Index, released Monday from the national campaign, Opportunity Nation. more
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