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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are suffering through their own form of cognitive dissonance: revealing new concerns about the economy’s long-term prospects even as they forecast faster growth in 2014. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1.5 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in January, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised about the latest shock that boomers are delivering to the U.S. economy. more
As the first winter storm of 2014 bears down on Rhode Island, National Grid issued a statement Thursday saying its crews are prepared to handle the power outages likely to result from heavy snow accumulation, high winds and potential flooding. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record, after Macy’s Inc. jumped on better-than-estimated earnings and investors weighed the strength of the economy to assess when the Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders fell to a four-month low in October, underscoring the toll that partisan brinkmanship in Washington and the federal government shutdown are exacting on the economy. more
Cyber Monday sales surged, sending online shopping toward a single-day record as Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. siphoned consumers from brick-and-mortar stores. more
Rhode Island single-family home prices ended two years of annual declines in 2013, climbing 8 percent compared with 2012, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
New England private-industry employer costs for employee compensation averaged $34.48 per hour in September, the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Friday. The national average of compensation costs in September was $29.23 per hour. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
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