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Economic Indicators
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Two new public opinion surveys by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions find that gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, and Providence mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza, both Democrats, lead their respective opponents by 10 points. more
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
(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
There’s a lot riding on Valentine’s Day for romantics trying to woo their sweethearts - and for the U.S. economy, too. more
European stocks advanced for a third day, extending their highest level since 2008, amid investor expectations the European Central Bank will announce a plan for quantitative easing this week. more
(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent for March, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from a revised 6.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
(Updated 1:49 p.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 percent in March for a third month, signaling inflation is starting to firm. more
Wyoming showed the biggest percentage gain in employment with a 0.9 percent increase, followed by Oklahoma and Rhode Island at 0.7 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed Friday in Washington. more
Since May 5, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fort Adams State Park, but downtown merchants said they had mixed experiences in welcoming the tourists. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) Room revenue at 10 downtown hotels climbed 25.5 percent in April and 19.7 percent in March, compared with last year, according to Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. more
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