Updated April 27 at 11:30am
Economic Activity
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Employment rose more than forecast in December and the jobless rate declined to 5.6 percent, wrapping up the best year for the labor market since 1999 and adding to evidence the U.S. is a standout in the global economy. more
NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in almost a decade, lifted by a strengthening economy and consumers spreading out their purchases over a longer season, according to … more
Investors who relax about the economy and focus on company earnings and valuation have the best shot of beating the market in 2015, according to the co-manager of last year’s best performing U.S. equity fund. more
Banco Santander SA Chairman Ana Botin is seeking backing from investors to raise as much as 7.5 billion euros ($8.9 billion) in new funds as she shapes her vision for Spain’s biggest bank less than four months after taking over. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has made several appointments within his administration, including the addition of Evan England as press secretary and Adolfo Bailon as neighborhood services director. more
The nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corp. has purchased 14 residential properties over the past year in the area of Amherst and Chaffee streets, and will renovate the buildings to create more affordable housing. more
A trip to Abu Dhabi to cheer his friend on during the Volvo Ocean Race ended with Angus Davis jumping off the sailboat into the Persian Gulf in a pair of American Flag pants. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest of all New England states in November, but also experienced the greatest percentage point decline over the year. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Rhode Island ranked among the top five states for having the highest number of mortgaged properties in negative equity in the third quarter at 14.8 percent, according to data released Thursday by Corelogic. more
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