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Orders for U.S. business equipment fell in February for the second time in three months, signaling corporate investment will be slow to gain momentum following an unusually harsh winter that put a damper on demand. more
Prices paid to American factories and service producers rose in April by the most in more than a year, indicating a diminishing risk of deflation as demand improves. more
Massachusetts single-family home sales fell 4.1 percent in February compared with the same month a year earlier, the third decline in sales in the last four months, according to a report released Wednesday by The Warren Group. more
Four cities and towns have launched the Rhode Island beta of OpportunitySpace, an online database of public properties intended to promote transparency and community redevelopment. more
The R.I. Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission has awarded $59,300 to seven municipalities and historic-preservation programs across the state. more
This year’s Independence Day weekend gasoline prices were the most expensive since 2008. At $3.75 per gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gas, Rhode Islanders are paying 15 cents more than last year. more
In May, 1.8 percent of all residential mortgages in Rhode Island were in some stage of the foreclosure process, compared with 2.4 percent in May 2013, according to a report released Tuesday by real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
Job openings rose in May to the highest level in almost seven years, a sign the U.S labor market will help boost economic growth in the second half of this year. more
U.S. stocks fell a second day from record levels, with the Nasdaq Composite Index tumbling the most since April, as investors sold Internet and biotechnology shares before the start of earnings season. more
U.S. stocks rose following a two-day selloff, as Alcoa Inc. rallied after earnings topped estimates and investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting. more
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