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Amazon.com Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos has a knack for harnessing product reviews to get customers to buy online. His latest move: Web-savvy moms whose opinions are coveted by peers who want to know what’s hot this holiday season. more
Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association. more
Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area both ranked in the bottom 10 for home price changes in February, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Foreclosure rates declined year over year by two-tenths of a percentage point in February in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
The bad news is, Rhode Island still has the highest unemployment rate in New England, 6.8 percent at the last counting to end 2014. But there is good news to be had. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing to an all-time high, as energy and small-cap shares rebounded from yesterday’s declines. more
Cautious optimism for a strengthening U.S. economy, paired with a large demographic of people entering retirement, is driving more middle-market executives toward making, or considering, strategic acquisitions this year, according to a recent survey. more
In what its CEO calls a “pivotal year,” Citizens Financial Group Inc. Monday reported net income of $865 million in 2014, an improvement on a $3.4 billion loss in 2013, which was fueled by a $4.1 billion after-tax goodwill impairment charge. Citizens reported earnings of $1.55 per diluted share for the year. more
Rhode Island’s charter school law ranked 33rd in the nation, one spot improved from last year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual ranking of charter school laws. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over the past month to an eight-year low, a sign the labor market continues to gain momentum. more
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