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The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born last year to age 18 is $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from the previous year and the smallest jump since the financial crisis, according to the government. more
Scaffolding has been erected on the Westminster Street side of 111 Westminster St., also known as the Superman Building, as the owner, High Rock Westminster Street LLC inspects the façade of the historic 26-story art deco tower with an eye to needed repairs. more
American consumer confidence unexpectedly declined in August to a nine-month low, repressed by gloomy wage perceptions. more
Factory production increased in July at the fastest pace in five months as capital spending climbed and motor vehicle demand surged, indicating the industry is helping propel the U.S. economy. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate declined again in July to 7.7 percent, a slight drop compared with June but down almost 2 percentage points year over year, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Workers in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area had an average hourly wage of $23 in May 2013, roughly 3 percent above the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a two-week high, as speculation the crisis in Ukraine won’t escalate overshadowed weaker-than- estimated economic data. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose more than forecast last week, interrupting a steady decline to pre-recession lows. more
U.S. stocks rose, rebounding from Tuesday’s decline, as data showed retail sales were little changed last month and investors assessed corporate earnings reports. more
Retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as car demand slowed and tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers. more
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