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Rhode Island’s gross domestic product grew 1.4 percent in real terms in 2013, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, ranking the Ocean State 33rd in the country for economic growth during the year. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc would benefit the most among U.K. lenders from a rise in interest rates as it retreats from investment banking, according to analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein Ltd. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending a record for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Federal Reserve comments spurred optimism that the economic recovery will accelerate. more
Payrolls at U.S. companies climbed in June by the most since November 2012, a sign the job market is strengthening as demand picks up. more
High-income workers may benefit more than low-income workers when taking advantage of the recently enacted temporary caregiver insurance program in Rhode Island, a new study has found. more
Superior Court Associate Justice Sarah Taft-Carter has given preliminary approval to the proposed settlement of the so-called state pension reform cases. more
The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline jumped 11 cents from last week in Rhode Island, the first increase in six weeks, according to AAA Northeast. more
Toymakers are expecting two prehistoric movies to bring a surge of sales in 2015, which the industry is calling “the year of the dinosaur.” more
A pre-packaged water system that removes arsenic and other toxic chemicals and a Web-based address book that updates itself as contacts change their information are two of the seven finalists selected in the 2015 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. more
A new National Park Service report shows that 51,523 visitors to the Roger Williams National Memorial spent $2.9 million in the state last year, a 7.4 percent increase over 2013. more
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