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Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
The foreclosure rate for residential mortgages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined in November, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic in a report issued Thursday. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its biggest annual advance since 1997, as data showed consumer confidence increased in December and housing prices jumped in October. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes dropped in January to the lowest level in more than a year as harsh winter weather combined with a lack of supply, tight credit and declining affordability slowed demand. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed more than projected in December as Americans’ views of current economic conditions jumped to the highest level since April 2008. more
Economic data service e-forecasting.com has released a study that projects Rhode Island is in the midst of a real gross state product trough that will moderate only slightly in 2014 and that the state only will see substantial growth in its economy begin in 2015. more
Rhode Island placed No. 10 in a study that ranked the 10 U.S. states with the highest percentage of top-rated 401(k) retirement plans. more
Orders for durable goods unexpectedly slumped in December by the most in five months, reflecting a broad-based retreat that raises the risk business investment will cool in early 2014. more
Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, slightly narrowing the margin between the state and national averages, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount chain, said that customers’ debit card personal identification numbers are safe after a computer security breach exposed data on 40 million debit and credit cards. more
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