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The U.S. budget deficit last month narrowed more than economists forecast from a year earlier as rising employment contributed to the strongest October revenue on record. more
Rhode Island exports rose $21.5 million, or 14.1 percent, in August, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Oct. 25. more
The city this spring will once again apply for a federal transportation grant to fund a new streetcar system between Upper South Providence and College Hill, Providence officials said Friday. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose less than forecast in September, indicating a pause in manufacturing leading into the budget battle that partially closed the federal government. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a record, as results from Google Inc. and General Electric Co. topped estimates and data showed China’s economic growth accelerated. more
After a Tuesday recount reaffirmed the Election Day vote rejecting the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority’s plans for a casino in Palmer, Mass., the developer agreed to team up with Suffolk Downs on its casino bid in Revere, Boston.com reported Wednesday. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in October to a 10-month low, showing the reopening of the federal government failed to reassure households. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index trimming its weekly decline, as optimism grew that the lawmakers would reach a deal to end the budget impasse and avoid a default on the federal debt. more
The U.S. Treasury has the means to avoid a debt default even if Congress fails to raise the government’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The bad news is that it can’t prevent a recession. more
A U.S. government shutdown will immediately slow approval of thousands of mortgages. If it lasts more than a week, it threatens housing and the broader economic recovery. more
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