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AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, missed profit estimates and cut its sales forecast as promotions and price cuts took a toll. more
The Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday that most construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers, and firms in the Northeast were no exception, with 67 percent reporting difficulty filling jobs. more
The corporation at Brown University has accepted 13 gifts totaling more than $121 million and also has engaged four trustees. more
Six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state’s Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund), according to the R.I. Commerce Corporation and the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council. more
The Northeast consumer price index rose 1.2 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis in September compared with a year ago, while the index for the average U.S. city increased 1.7 percent during the same period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
International businessman and developer Peter de Savary has sold Merrillton, his seven bedroom gilded-age mansion, for $8.675 million, Stacie Mills, Principal Broker of Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. said Thursday. more
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added no construction jobs between March 2013 and March 2014, ranking the state at No. 198 among the 339 metro areas nationwide in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released April 28. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated with the Dow Jones Industrial Average near a record as investors dissected earnings, while data showed higher jobless claims and consumer spending. more
Even with a ban on tobacco sales forecast to slow earnings, CVS Caremark Corp. shareholders still can’t seem to kick the habit of owning the stock. more
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