Updated December 8 at 6:26am
Economic Activity
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Single-family home sales fell 4.4 percent in Massachusetts in October to 4,913 from 5,138 a year ago, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Cyber Monday is poised to retain its status as the biggest online spending day of the year despite a surge of shoppers hitting computers and smartphones instead of stores on Black Friday to chase deals earlier in the season. more
The U.S. economy expanded more than previously reported last quarter on a sunnier picture of household spending, the primary growth engine. more
Work to repair and improve the exterior passenger and pedestrian area at the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center on America’s Cup Avenue is scheduled to begin by the end of the year, and is slated to be completed by June, a spokeswoman for the R.I. Public Transit Authority said Monday. more
(Updated 3:20 p.m.) It was standing room only in the Statehouse’s State Room, where Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other officials announced Monday that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will award $129.5 million to Rhode Island over five years. more
Gasoline prices climbed 2 cents in Rhode Island and fell 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, according to AAA Northeast. more
The decades-old retail tradition of Black Friday limped closer to obsolescence this year as online shopping and earlier discounts kept many brick-and-mortar customers at home. more
A community meeting will be held Dec. 6 to provide an initial overview of plans and seek public input for the $17 million Downtown Transit Connector project. more
Citing high employment rates, optimism and Small Business Saturday, a Rhode Island retail expert is projecting a prosperous holiday shopping season for the state’s businesses and retail sector. more
Rhode Island remained 48th nationally on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s monthly Jobs & Opportunity Index report in October, and again is the last state in New England on the economic index. more
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