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Economic Activity
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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased last week, while staying within a range that shows subdued firings. more
A committee of the R.I. Commerce Corp. on Thursday is expected to consider awarding up to $4.1 million in state tax credit incentives to Agoda Company Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based, online travel agency. more
Revenue collections missed expectations for the fiscal year and in January, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is bullish about new companies moving to and growing in Rhode Island, telling a group of business owners on Wednesday she believes GE Digital could more than quadruple its workforce in coming years. more
A new report released this week shows that Rhode Island is home to nearly 140,000 immigrants, and that they are mostly of working age and work in the manufacturing and software industries. more
President Donald Trump’s sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants will strain an already tight U.S. job market, with one study suggesting that removing all of them would cost the economy as much as $5 trillion over 10 years. more
CVS Pharmacy has removed partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed foods, from all its store food product brands, the company announced Wednesday. more
McDonald’s Corp., reeling from an industrywide restaurant slump and slowing growth from its all-day breakfast push, is looking to beverages to help perk up the business. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed for the fifth time in six months to the highest level since 2007, indicating housing-market momentum will extend into 2017, National Association of Realtors data showed Wednesday. more
All American Foods has been acquired by Rosemont, Ill.-based US Foods for an undisclosed sum. According to a press release issued Tuesday about the transaction, All American Foods, a distributor, has annual sales of approximately $60 million. more
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