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Retail sales in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August as the biggest part of the economy struggled to gain momentum. more
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record high after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly refrained from reducing bond buying, emboldening bulls who have enjoyed a 154 percent rally since stimulus began five years ago. more
Twin River Casino announced Wednesday that it plans to add 14 more table games to its existing 66 and hire approximately 90 new employees. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index approached a record high, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve announcement on the prospects for monetary stimulus. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
In 2012, 13.7 percent of Rhode Islanders, or close to 139,000 people, lived in households with income below the federal poverty level, according to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. more
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, following three weeks of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as a report showed that China’s manufacturing expanded at its fastest pace in six months. more
Builders began work on fewer U.S. homes than projected in August and applications for future work declined more than forecast, underscoring the risk that higher mortgage rates pose for the real-estate rebound. more
Mattel Inc., the world’s largest toymaker, placed the most items on an annual industry list that tries to predict the hottest gifts for the holiday season. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose almost 14 percent last month, marking the best August since 2005, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
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