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Gasoline prices rose 7 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts compared with last week, to $1.93 and $1.87, respectively, for self-serve, regular unleaded, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Six weeks ago, TransCanada Corp. closed a deal to buy a power plant in Pennsylvania. The 704-megawatt Ironwood natural gas-fired power complex … more
A new solar design contest announced this week aims to encourage active and passive design and construction techniques for New England homes. more
Consumer confidence eased in the first half of March as lower-income Americans grew more concerned about prospects for the U.S. economy and higher gasoline prices. more
Unemployment rates were lower in 333 out of 387 metropolitan areas in January than than a year earlier, including in the Providence metro, where the rate fell to 6.2 percent from 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Tiffany & Co., the luxury jewelry retailer, gave a forecast for earnings this year that trailed analysts’ estimates as the sluggish global economy hurts sales. more
An area off the coast of New York designated for offshore wind farms has the potential to generate almost as much electricity as a nuclear power plant. more
U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased in February, reflecting continued signs of a healthy labor market. more
Standard & Poor’s has affirmed the Central Falls long-term bond rating at BB, while affirming a positive outlook, according to Mayor James A. Diossa, who announced the update in a news release Thursday. more
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