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A majority of credit cards in the U.S. now contain a chip designed to add more security -- yet most payment terminals at retailers can’t read the new technology. more
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly fell in March, raising concern consumer spending is losing momentum. more
Businesses in New England’s First District have a generally positive outlook, as they continue to report rising revenue, and they expect that to persist, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s report on economic data, released Wednesday. more
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, have entered into a two-year technology partnership to develop more speed on and off the racetrack. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.7 percent in February, a 2.5 percent drop from the prior year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
A prolonged period of slow growth has left the global economy more exposed to negative shocks and raised the risk that the world will slide into stagnation, the IMF warned. more
LDRE Properties Providence LLC has received $200,000 in historic- preservation-investment tax credits from the state Division of Taxation for work done on the George & Oliver Earle House at 369 South Main St., the new office of Lila Delman Real Estate International. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth in February was “tepid at best,” according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
In its report, “A Stronger Nation,” the Lumina Foundation found that 43.1 percent of Rhode Islanders had attained higher education degrees in 2014, a 1.7 percent increase since 2008 when degree holders were first counted. more
The Wyndham Garden Providence, the city’s sole waterfront hotel, announced Friday it is in the stages of rebranding and will soon become the Hilton Garden Inn Providence Hotel. more
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