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Economic Activity
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The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence increased to 96.2 in March from 94 a month earlier, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. more
MassChallenge will receive $100,000 through an Innovation Matching Grant to help Rhode Island create a “powerful innovation brand” and build its reputation as “an ideal state for entrepreneurship.” more
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the U.S. economy appears to be weathering cooler global growth and he repeated that the central bank will raise interest rates at a gradual pace. more
The state has a new tourism logo and marketing campaign: “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer.” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday unveiled the new campaign and slogan. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rebounded more than forecast in February as sales picked up in most of the U.S., a good sign as the spring-selling season approaches. more
For the fourth consecutive week, gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, jumping 7 and 10 cents, respectively, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 21st among the nation’s 40 largest metros for its 4.6 percent increase in home prices year over year in January, Black Knight Financial Services said Monday. more
Personal spending barely increased in February and the prior month’s advance was revised down as Americans saved more of their incomes. more
Foreclosures have dropped in Rhode Island, but a large portion of the state’s mortgage holders owe more than their properties are worth. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February, a percentage point less than it was in February 2015, placing it among 22 states that had significantly different unemployment rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
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