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The index of U.S. leading indicators rose more than forecast in November, a sign the economic expansion will gain traction in the months to come. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1.1 percent in November to 124.8 from 123.5 in October. more
Steve Wynn, the billionaire founder of Wynn Resorts Ltd., criticized a plan by rival Mohegan Sun for a Boston-area casino, saying the tribe would steer business to its home state of Connecticut. more
Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are bracing investors for a fourth consecutive drop in first-quarter trading, a period of the year when the largest investment banks typically earn the most from that business. more
The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in October, indicating employers were confident about demand even as Washington’s budget impasse shuttered parts of the federal government. more
The burden of housing costs leaves Latinos in Rhode Island with little purchasing power, according to data released Thursday by HousingWorks RI and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment from January 2013 to January 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Thursday. more
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
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