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The Federal Reserve could potentially raise interest rates as soon as next month, New York Fed President William Dudley said, warning investors that they are underestimating the likelihood of increases in borrowing costs. more
The U.S. cost of living was little changed in July, a sign subdued inflationary pressures will give Federal Reserve policymakers reason to keep interest rates low. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders climbed in August as steady job growth and low interest rates boosted prospects for the residential real-estate market in the second half of the year, according to data Monday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island are unchanged from last week, and are still hovering at lows last seen in 2004, according to AAA Northeast. more
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Providence and Worcester Railroad Co. for approximately $126 million, or $25 per share. more
One of the less heralded truths of economics is that growth miracles, while they make for good press, are overrated. more
Wholesale prices in the United States unexpectedly fell in July by the most in almost a year, a sign inflation is likely to stay muted. more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined local and state leaders on Friday to celebrate seven Rhode Island municipalities selected as design-grant recipients of the Working Cities Challenge, a cross-sector collaborative designed to improve the lives of low-income people in small- to mid-sized cities. more
Consumer confidence in the United States rose less than forecast in August, reflecting a pullback in views on personal finances among younger Americans. more
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