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Approximately 43.4 million Americans will travel from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent decline compared with last year’s Thanksgiving, AAA Southern New England reported last week. more
Gasoline prices rose 3 cents in Rhode Island and 7 cents in Massachusetts this week, marking the second consecutive week of unchanged or rising prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The number of contracts Americans signed to buy previously-owned homes unexpectedly fell in October for a fifth consecutive month amid higher borrowing costs that are denting the real-estate recovery. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 5.3 percent in October compared with the same period last year, adding 800 jobs for a total of 16,000 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. more
Economic activity for the month of September reflected sustained, if not entirely consistent, positive momentum in the state’s economy, according to the statistician who produces the Current Conditions Index. more
The U.S. imported the most box loads of Asian goods from shoes to tires in six years last quarter, a signal that the world’s largest economy is gathering strength heading into the holiday season. more
The Industrial Trust Tower, Rhode Island’s tallest and perhaps most infamous building, headed a Gizmodo list of the top five “zombie towers” in mid-sized U.S. cities. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in September, indicating employers were confident about demand before the federal government shutdown. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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