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Americans look to be in the mood to shop this holiday season as their buying power gets a lift from more plentiful jobs and cheaper gasoline. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in September, indicating employers were confident about demand before the federal government shutdown. more
Rhode Island exports rose $7.2 million, or 4.1 percent, in September, according to an e-forecasting.com report. The month-over-month increase, which followed a 14.1 percent increase in exports between July and August, brought Rhode Island’s total exports for September to a seasonally adjusted $181.4 million. more
When J.C. Penney Co.’s store in New York’s Herald Square opened at 8 p.m. yesterday, Paula Mason was the first shopper through the door. more
After a Tuesday recount reaffirmed the Election Day vote rejecting the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority’s plans for a casino in Palmer, Mass., the developer agreed to team up with Suffolk Downs on its casino bid in Revere, Boston.com reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 19 percent in October compared with the same period in 2012, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are suffering through their own form of cognitive dissonance: revealing new concerns about the economy’s long-term prospects even as they forecast faster growth in 2014. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its eighth straight weekly advance, as retailers including Gap Inc. and Best Buy Co. gained amid Black Friday sales events. more
Reed Phillips III, a media analyst at DeSilva & Phillips in New York, has estimated the worth of The Providence Journal at between $35 million and $50 million. more
U.S. mortgage rates jumped to the highest since September as investors speculated that the Federal Reserve will slow bond purchases aimed at keeping borrowing costs down. more
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