Updated January 25 at 4:55pm
Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first four-day stretch of losses in 13 months, as a slump in energy shares broadened to the rest of the market. more
The U.S., the world’s biggest beef consumer, is lifting a ban on imports from Ireland more than 15 years after mad cow disease spurred restrictions of supplies from Europe. more
The Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates too soon because the U.S. economy still needs the support of easy monetary policy, said John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed. more
Marking the 18th straight week of falling prices, Rhode Island gasoline prices dropped 12 cents from last week, for an average self-serve, regular price of $2.41 per gallon, according to AAA Southern New England. more
Jewelry marketer and distributor Richline Brands, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has announced strategic partnerships with two companies as part of an effort to offer “smart” fine jewelry to retailers. more
Greater opportunities to land a job and persistent declines in the cost of gasoline are making Americans feel more hopeful about the economy. more
Manufacturing moderated at the end of last year to a more sustainable pace of growth as U.S. factories adjusted to weaker overseas markets and steady demand from domestic customers. more
A section of Atwells Avenue in Providence will be closed for the next year, beginning Monday, for rehabilitation of the Atwells Avenue Bridge where it crosses the Woonasquatucket River. more
Special pricing from Jan. 11 to Jan. 24 will be offered at about 80 restaurants in Rhode Island and one Massachusetts town through Winter Restaurant Weeks, with some locations incorporating a Girl Scout cookie promotion. more
Rhode Island’s corporate income tax rate dropped to 7 percent from 9 percent, and the franchise tax was officially repealed, as part of several tax changes that took effect on Jan. 1, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Division of Taxation. more
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