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Economic Activity
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Purchases of new U.S. homes fell in December to a 10-month low, suggesting the post-election jump in mortgage rates pushed out potential buyers. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week amid holiday-related volatility, while remaining low by historical standards. more
As of December, Rhode Island has recovered 91 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession, the state Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. more
President Donald Trump’s plans to build a Mexican border wall are boosting the prospects of builders and material suppliers from Alabama to Frankfurt, but there may be no bigger winner than a giant cement maker based in Mexico. more
Deepwater Wind LLC has secured a contract to build its second offshore wind project. more
Capital Properties Inc. said it is selling its petroleum storage facility in East Providence to Sprague Operating Resources LLC for $23 million. more
Banco Santander SA Chairman Ana Botin said she expects growth in all of the lenders’ markets in 2017 after Spain’s largest bank reported fourth-quarter profit that beat estimates. more
Rhode Island is among the top five states that stand to suffer if the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is repealed. That’s according to data released Wednesday by personal finance website WalletHub. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds sold off with oil. more
The Ocean State housing market surged ahead in 2016, regaining its footing for the first time since the Great Recession ended, according to an annual report by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
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