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Drivers across the U.S. enjoying the lowest pump prices for this time of year since 2010 will probably see further declines as refineries benefiting from the shale boom produce record amounts of fuel. more
Success stories like Trevor Lynn’s or Xiao Wei Chen’s are going to get rarer as older businesses overshadow startups in U.S. job creation. more
Call it another false alarm in the China-overtaking-the-U.S. saga. Notwithstanding the latest estimates from the International Monetary Fund, the U.S., the world’s largest economy is still, well, numero uno. more
Natural gas for January in the U.S. Northeast is the most expensive in more than a decade on concern that pipelines may not be able to ship enough fuel, risking a repeat of last winter’s record prices, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
U.S. unemployment remains too high and a stronger dollar could hurt the country’s exports while preventing inflation from rising to the Federal Reserve’s goal, Chicago Fed PresidenCharles Evans said today. more
The fall New England Economic Partnership outlook for Rhode Island (digested in Op-Ed form on the facing page) is similar in many ways to previous iterations. The forecast growth rates for the Ocean State lag New England and U.S. expectations. Yes, we are getting better. We just aren’t very good. more
First, the good news. Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year. The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 11.9 percent in March 2010 to 9.7 percent in December 2012 to 7.7 percent in August 2014. Between December 2012 and July 2014, the state added 9,700 jobs. more
U.S. stocks rose for a fourth day as investors speculated the European Central Bank will boost economic stimulus and Apple Inc. forecast record sales. more
A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. more
Bryant University’s 29th Annual World Trade Day on May 21 will focus on encouraging businesses to take a broader view of their potential and move boldly forward. A highlight this year will be the unveiling of Manufacturing Rhode Island, a Web portal geared to build on this year’s theme of Back to the USA: Partnering for Global Success. more
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