Updated January 25 at 4:55pm
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Workers don’t have a federal right to be paid for time spent in post-shift security searches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that will help Amazon.com Inc. fend off lawsuits seeking more than $100 million. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
Americans’ confidence rose in December to an almost eight-year high, pointing to a pickup in holiday-related purchases. more
Growth in the world’s largest economy got off to a slower start in the fourth quarter as U.S. consumer spending, equipment orders and new-home sales were weaker than forecast in October. more
Despite a sluggish start to holiday-season spending, some local business owners have seen solid increases in sales, giving weight to a recent survey placing Providence in the top 20 best local shopping destinations in the country. more
U.S. drivers will have some extra money in their pockets this holiday season as gasoline futures tumbling below $2 a gallon mean lower prices at the pump. more
Passenger traffic declined again in October at T.F. Green Airport, recording 314,052 travelers, a drop of 6 percent compared with 334,587 in October 2013, according to information released by the R.I. Airport Corporation on Friday. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 5 percent in October and the median price of those sales spiked 14 percent compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
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