Updated September 29 at 12:29pm
Economic Activity
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The U.S. economy expanded more in the second quarter than previously estimated, reflecting a smaller drag from business spending on structures and equipment. more
The number of applications to collect jobless benefits rose less than forecast last week, indicating employers are leery of dismissing workers as the labor market tightens. more
Universal Wealth Management, a small business specializing in a range of financial and insurance services, has relocated from leased space in the Jewelry District of Providence to a newly purchased and renovated facility in Cranston. more
Burlington Coat Factory has opened in newly renovated interior space at the Rhode Island Mall. more
State general revenue collections crept up modestly in fiscal 2016, boosted by increases in revenue from income and sales taxes and user fees. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
With 6.1 percent home price growth over the year in July, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 14th highest among the top 40 U.S. metros, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
(Updated 11:51 a.m.) Faced with high fees and poor performance, Rhode Island’s general treasurer plans to reduce the state’s investment in hedge funds, walking back a strategy implemented during the Great Recession. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods were little changed in August, while shipments of capital equipment declined for a fourth straight month, indicating lingering weakness in manufacturing. more
CB Insights recently released its Global Tech Exits Report, showing that the Ocean State ranked 30th in the nation for its number of exits for tech startups in the first half of 2016. more
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