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U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing above its record close, as purchases of new homes unexpectedly climbed to the highest level in more than five years and retailers rallied. more
Gasoline prices climbed back up again in Rhode Island this week while the Massachusetts average remained unchanged from a week ago, reflecting volatility in national gas prices, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Interstate 195 Redevelopment Commission Monday heard presentations from two developers with plans for the east side of the former highway land. more
Household wealth in the U.S. increased from October through December, as gains in stock portfolios and home prices boosted Americans’ finances. more
Expectations of credit access among U.S. consumers improved in recent months even as their predictions for inflation held steady, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England inched downward in December, dropping 8 cents per hour to an average of $34.40 per hour, but remained the highest in the U.S., according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Wednesday. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 12 percent in January compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
Of Rhode Island’s estimated 413,196 households, 22,845 of them, or 5.53 percent, claim $1 million or more in investable assets, ranking the Ocean State at No. 17 nationally in the 2013 Global Wealth Monitor ranking of U.S. states by percentage of millionaire households. more
The widening gap between rich and poor is eroding faith in the American dream. more
The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has released a report outlining key findings and recommendations from period three of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
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