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Bill Ackman sold all of his shares in General Growth Properties Inc., the second-largest U.S. shopping-mall owner, marking the end of one of the hedge-fund manager’s most profitable investments. more
Rhode Island’s combined state and federal top marginal tax rate on personal dividends income, currently 28.6 percent, ranks as the 20th highest rate in the country, according to a study published by the Tax Foundation on Tuesday. more
A measure of capital flowing in and out of the U.S. showed the biggest net selling since February 2009 as the Federal Reserve prepared to scale back its bond buying, according to Treasury Department data released Tuesday. more
A.H. Belo Corp., parent company of The Providence Journal, reported full-year net income of $16.1 million, or 71 cents per diluted share, in 2013, compared with 2012 earnings of $526,000, as it saw revenue fall 2.3 percent for the year to $366.2 million. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Tuesday that Rhode Island has joined a multistate investigation into the Target Corp. data breach that occurred last month. more
Improved national and global economic conditions, encouraging local job growth figures and a strengthening housing market are among the signs indicating an optimistic outlook for Massachusetts going into 2014, according to the editorial board of the MassBenchmarks economic journal. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
BOSTON – Fall River was the lone area of Massachusetts to see increase in unemployment rates in July, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported last week. more
There were 685,000 job openings in the Northeast as of the last business day in December, representing 2.6 percent of total employment in the region, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance released a new report Wednesday identifying nearly $225 million in non-essential government spending in Rhode Island that could be used instead to fund tax cuts and the repeal of the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. more
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