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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
Second-quarter data shows that Massachusetts’ economy is bouncing back from a first quarter “temporary reversal of fortune.” more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
Rhode Island again ranked 20th among the 50 states in export growth for the first eight months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales compared with the prior-year period, according to e-forecasting.com. more
While no Rhode Island institutions of higher learning made it on to Business Insider’s 104 smartest public colleges in America list, the Ocean State was better represented on the website’s 600 smartest colleges list. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Single-family home sales dropped 1.9 percent in the third quarter, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said on Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory dropped six-tenths of a percentage point in September compared with a year ago, and the state also registered fewer completed foreclosures during that same period, according to information released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence advanced in October as Americans enjoyed further price drops at the gas pump and the job market continued to improve. more
The Dunkin’ Donuts chain, capitalizing on the cult-like demand for Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Cronut in New York, is introducing its own doughnut-croissant hybrid next week. more
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