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Economic Activity
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Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast to an eight-week high, representing a pause in a trend of more muted firings. more
Most business contacts in the First District reported moderate growth in July and August, the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” report showed. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted one of its steepest drops this year, amid a respite from a global equities selloff. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th among the 50 states for a 0.1 percent decline year-over-year in exports for the first six months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Foreclosure petitions and deeds increased year over year in July in Massachusetts, but auctions declined, according to data released Wednesday by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The proposed $4.3 million renovation of the former Trinity Church Parish House into seven condominium units, the Kay Hall Lofts, will qualify for state historic preservation tax credits. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 233rd out of 358 metro areas nationwide for its decline in construction employment year over year in July, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Companies in the U.S. added 190,000 workers to payrolls in August, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
Retail executives with hefty pay packages and plenty of low-wage employees could end up looking worse than bank leaders when the rule requiring companies to report the gap between their CEO and their median worker goes into effect. more
U.S. stocks joined a worldwide selloff, after equities’ worst month in more than three years, amid continuing concerns that China’s slowdown will weigh on the global economy. more
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