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U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 2,000, after a report showed the biggest-ever jump in durable-goods orders and an unexpected consumer confidence increase. more
(Updated, 12:35 p.m.) Investors betting the Federal Reserve will accelerate its timetable for an interest-rate increase may have to think again after Friday’s jobs report. more
Oil traders might see the 27 percent slide in global prices as a bear market. For U.S. consumers, it’s more like an early holiday gift. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,608 in the first quarter, representing 16 percent of all residential mortgages, compared with 17.4 percent or 61,424 properties in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a CoreLogic report released Thursday. more
The National Football League and Providence Equity Partners have made their first joint investment. more
New England retained its status as the census division with the third-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in July, at 5.8 percent, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. more
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. more
Rhode Island added 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the second quarter of the year, according to revised figures put out by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday afternoon. more
Providence shoppers are frugal: the city ranked No. 5 in a survey of the top 50 coupon cities in the United States. more
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