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Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose more than forecast last week, interrupting a steady decline to pre-recession lows. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a two-week high, as speculation the crisis in Ukraine won’t escalate overshadowed weaker-than- estimated economic data. more
Customers are running up healthy restaurant and bar tabs at Rhode Island establishments this year, with state residents better off for it. more
Factory production increased in July at the fastest pace in five months as capital spending climbed and motor vehicle demand surged, indicating the industry is helping propel the U.S. economy. more
United Parcel Service Inc. said it expects six days during this holiday season to surpass its single-busiest shipping day last year, a workload sure to put its yearlong preparation to the test as online retail sales rise. more
Treasury yields were the highest versus U.S. stock dividends in a month after share indexes climbed to a record, driven by the outlook for job gains. more
American consumer confidence unexpectedly declined in August to a nine-month low, repressed by gloomy wage perceptions. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.8 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in July compared with the national consumer price increase of 2 percent, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born last year to age 18 is $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from the previous year and the smallest jump since the financial crisis, according to the government. more
While passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport has declined consistently each month since January, airports in nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts have reported passenger increases, according to data compiled by Bernard Kavaler’s “Connecticut by the Numbers” website. more
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