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Rhode Island is the ninth-most-expensive state for child care in the nation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to match a more than 42-year low, indicating employers are upbeat about an economy that bogged down in the first quarter. more
The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in March, bearing out Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s forecast that the recent pickup would prove fleeting. more
A majority of credit cards in the U.S. now contain a chip designed to add more security -- yet most payment terminals at retailers can’t read the new technology. more
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly fell in March, raising concern consumer spending is losing momentum. more
Businesses in New England’s First District have a generally positive outlook, as they continue to report rising revenue, and they expect that to persist, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s report on economic data, released Wednesday. more
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, have entered into a two-year technology partnership to develop more speed on and off the racetrack. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.7 percent in February, a 2.5 percent drop from the prior year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
A prolonged period of slow growth has left the global economy more exposed to negative shocks and raised the risk that the world will slide into stagnation, the IMF warned. more
LDRE Properties Providence LLC has received $200,000 in historic- preservation-investment tax credits from the state Division of Taxation for work done on the George & Oliver Earle House at 369 South Main St., the new office of Lila Delman Real Estate International. more
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