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U.S. stocks rose, extending the biggest monthly gain since February, as financial, health care and technology shares led the advance. more
The upcoming Volvo Ocean Race has already provided a boost in lodging in Newport and across the state for 2015, state hospitality proponents say, yet a forecast from a regional expert is for hotel occupancy rates in Newport to grow by only 1 percentage point. more
Consumer spending in the United States unexpectedly dropped in July for the first time in six months, a sign households are lagging behind as wages fail to accelerate. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices remain unchanged since last week, but prices have dropped 21 cents since this time last year, when the average price of self-serve, unleaded regular was $3.73. more
The shale oil boom is proving far less kind to Mercedes-Benz drivers than it is to those sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Impala. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index touching a record, as reports of a cease-fire in Ukraine boosted global equities and data showed orders at American factories rose the most on record in July. more
Chrysler Group LLC reported its best August for U.S. vehicle deliveries in 12 years, while Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. also posted results that surpassed analysts’ projections. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
Financial executives in Rhode Island and the surrounding regional market point to increasing optimism about the U.S. economy this year, tempered by concern about intensifying competition in banking, as well as among businesses across the board. more
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