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More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as annual auto-plant shutdowns continued to affect data. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Island ranks No. 29 among U.S. states and the District of Columbia in an analysis of states’ opportunity and economic mobility, released Monday by nonprofit organizations Measure of America and Opportunity Nation. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in October at a faster pace than forecast, showing the biggest part of the economy was holding up as the federal government shut down. more
Rhode Island exports rose $7.2 million, or 4.1 percent, in September, according to an e-forecasting.com report. The month-over-month increase, which followed a 14.1 percent increase in exports between July and August, brought Rhode Island’s total exports for September to a seasonally adjusted $181.4 million. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing the U.S. economy is breaking free of the effects of higher taxes and federal budget cuts. more
Providence communities lost more than $200 million in wealth due to the foreclosure crisis in 2012, according to the “Wasted Wealth” report from the Alliance for a Just Society. more
Rhode Island earned the No. 37 slot on Chief Executive Magazine’s list of the “2013 Best & Worst States for Businesses,” moving two spots up from its 2012 ranking. more
U.S. stocks advanced, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for its fourth straight week of gains, as gauges for leading indicators and consumer sentiment advanced more than estimated. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as orders and production jumped, indicating more factories were growing optimistic about the second half of the year. more
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