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Rhode Island’s November unemployment rate of 9 percent remained the highest in New England and tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
The R.I. Office of the Attorney General has agreed to buy an office building at 180 South Main St. for $3.4 million, state officials said Monday. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for overall financial security of its residents in the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard released Thursday by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. (Updated, 3:10 p.m.) more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose as projected in September as fuel charges climbed, capping the smallest year-to-year gain in five months. more
The Washington Post’s website was hacked, sending some users who tried to access its stories to a Syrian hacker site. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose less than forecast in August, a sign it will take time for inflation to reach the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
U.S. stocks fell, following three weeks of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as financial shares slumped and investors watched speeches from Federal Reserve officials for clues on monetary policies. more
Jobless claims in the U.S. declined last week to the lowest level since April 2006 as work on computer systems in two states caused those employment agencies to report fewer applications. more
The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator Index, released by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies on Friday, reported that Rhode Island’s economic growth gained momentum in the third quarter and will carry that momentum through the year’s end. more
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. fell in November to the lowest level in almost two years as households reeled from last month’s partial government shutdown. more
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