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Companies buying their own stock make up more of the U.S. equity market than ever before, underpinning share values even as the Federal Reserve prepares to reduce stimulus. more
The Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area ranked 148th on the 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index, which evaluated local job growth, wages and salaries growth, and high-tech industry performance in 200 metro areas nationwide to assess the overall economic performance of the nation’s cities last year. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded $128,212 in grants to Rhode Island schools, community centers and artists in its December 2013 round, the agency announced Wednesday. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will vote this week to decide whether to allow Suffolk Downs and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to push forward their bid for a casino in Revere, Boston.com reported Sunday. more
The Travelers office building in downtown Fall River and the former Genzyme factory in the Fall River Industrial Park represent two very different, but crucial, pieces of the city’s economic future. more
U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rallied to a record, as investors watched corporate earnings to assess the strength of the economy before Tuesday’s employment data. more
Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg headlined the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Tuesday by challenging attendees to take the initiative for improving the state’s economy. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods rose in September by the most in three months as stronger demand for commercial and military aircraft outweighed a drop in business equipment. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 20,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday. more
U.S. stock-index futures slid, signaling equities may fall for a second day, as politicians neared a deadline to approve a budget, without which the government may partially shut down. more
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