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Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in seven years, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Employers added 217,000 jobs in May to push U.S. payrolls past their pre-recession peak and the jobless rate held at an almost six-year low as the economy gained traction. more
Consumer spending in the U.S. grew less than forecast in May as Americans used gains in income to shore up household finances. more
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter by the most since the depths of the last recession as consumer spending cooled. more
Employers added more workers than projected in June and the unemployment rate fell to an almost six-year low of 6.1 percent, underscoring a brighter U.S. labor market that will help spur the economy. more
Traci Butler and her husband cut out vacations after the U.S. recession five years ago. This week, the couple is taking their two boys on a weeklong trip that includes a July 4th visit to the nation’s capital, just a few weeks after touring Italy on their own. more
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, owner of Connecticut’s top-grossing casino, is accelerating its push outside the state as competition threatens to lure more players from its home turf. more
The Committee on City Property tentatively approved the sale of an 8.5-acre parcel to Rhode Island College for $250,000, but the property first needs to go out to bid, according to the City Clerk’s office. more
Credit market trading is drying up, posing a threat to the stability of the financial system that regulators are ignoring, according to strategists at Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC in London. more
The Federal Reserve may have scope to keep interest rates at zero for longer than investors anticipate as inflation stays muted and a 2014 slowdown prolongs the labor-market recovery, the International Monetary Fund said. more
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