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Cranston jewelry retailer Alex and Ani has received an Inc. Magazine “Hire Power Award,” placing at No. 45 on the publication’s list of the top 100 job creators in the country. more
Fewer Americans than forecast signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in September, the fourth straight month of declines, as rising mortgage rates slowed momentum in the housing market. more
Rhode Island exports rose $21.5 million, or 14.1 percent, in August, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Oct. 25. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose less than forecast in September, indicating a pause in manufacturing leading into the budget battle that partially closed the federal government. more
BlackRock Inc. and Fidelity Investments will be studied by U.S. regulators who are in the early stages of reviewing whether asset managers pose a potential risk to the financial system. more
U.S. stocks rose to records, with benchmark gauges capping a sixth week of gains, as investors assessed data on factory output amid growing speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain the pace of its monthly stimulus. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in October at a faster pace than forecast, showing the biggest part of the economy was holding up as the federal government shut down. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence metro area rose 7.5 percent in September compared with the same period in 2012, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices fell another nickel in Rhode Island, and dropped 4 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in September to 123.3 from 122.6 in August. more
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