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The trade deficit in the United States unexpectedly narrowed in July to the lowest level in six months as exports climbed to a record. more
Providence shoppers are frugal: the city ranked No. 5 in a survey of the top 50 coupon cities in the United States. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranked last in a survey of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in July after an increase of 0.4 percent in June, the fifth consecutive month of gains in the state’s economic indicator index produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
Job openings held close to a more than a 13-year high in July as employers remained confident about the outlook for demand in the world’s biggest economy. more
Gasoline prices fell a penny in Rhode Island, and gained a penny in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Registering a positive value of 75, Rhode Island’s economic momentum for July is providing a “glimmer of hope” in a year that has mostly disappointed to date, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
Democrat Gina Raimondo focused her campaign for Rhode Island’s governorship on turning around the New England state’s ailing economy by reviving factories that were once a fount of middle-class jobs. more
Staples Inc., the world’s largest office-supply chain, said it can’t yet “reasonably” estimate the potential losses and expenses it will incur in connection with the possible credit-card data breach disclosed last month. more
Employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties from June 2013 to June 2014, including in Providence, which saw a 1.7 percent increase, which was below national employment increase of 2 percent, according to recently released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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