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Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending four consecutive weeks of declines, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the R.I. Commerce Corporation announced the relaunch of the database Tuesday for tracking business-related legislation introduced in the General Assembly. (Updated, 1:16 p.m.) more
U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more
U.S. house prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the smallest gain in 11 months, as more homeowners listed their properties, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. more
American assembly lines churned out more cars, electronics and furniture in November, showing manufacturing will help the world’s largest economy strengthen in 2014. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 19 percent in October compared with the same period in 2012, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Providence Business News took two first-place awards Saturday in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition as well as second place for general excellence. more
Retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in November as Americans bought cars and took advantage of discounts going into the holiday-shopping season. more
In a Gallup ranking of U.S. states by employees’ perception of job creation at their workplaces, Rhode Island ranked last, replacing Maine as the state with the lowest Job Creation Index in 2013. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly accelerated in November at the fastest pace in more than two years, pointing to a pickup in business spending that will help propel the U.S. economy in early 2014. more
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