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UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer by sales, raised its profit forecast after quarterly earnings beat analyst estimates as more people signed up for Medicaid services under Obamacare. more
Red Sox owner John W. Henry, who purchased The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette from The New York Times Co. for $70 million last year, has sold the Telegram & Gazette to Halifax Media Group of Dayton Beach, Fla., the paper reported Wednesday. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in April for the first time this year as the weather warmed, price increases slowed and more properties were put on the market. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
Demolition has begun at Rocky Point, launching the next phase of a $3.06 million project to restore and redevelop the property into a new coastal state park, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management said Wednesday. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in July to a four-month low as Americans’ outlook for the economy dimmed. more
Gains in consumer spending and business investment helped the U.S. economy rebound more than forecast in the second quarter following a slump in the prior three months that was smaller than previously estimated. more
Treasuries fell after a report showed existing home sales rose to their highest level in a year, indicating the U.S. economy is still improving amid slowing global growth. more
Foreclosure rates in Rhode Island were lower in July than they were a year ago, but are still higher than the national foreclosure rate, according to information released Tuesday from real estate data firm CoreLogic. more
The U.S. economy probably contracted even more in the first quarter than currently estimated as spending on health-care services unexpectedly dropped, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Pierpont Securities LLC. more
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