Updated July 7 at 4:07pm
Economic Activity
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Nearly 42 million Americans – including 2.1 million from New England – are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday travel period from July 1 to 5, the most since 2007, according to AAA. more
Cash collections grew 6.6 percent during the 11-month fiscal year period that ended in May, and 8.2 percent in May alone, according to a report from the state Department of Revenue. more
A greater share of U.S. millennials say they’re likely to buy a home this year, adding to evidence that first-time buyers are finally entering the real estate market and fueling a jump in sales. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the 16th straight week, signaling a tighter labor market that will help propel growth in the second half of 2015. more
(Updated 3:41 p.m.) The Providence Journal building at 75 Fountain St. has been purchased by Nordblom Co. and Cornish Associates from A.H. Belo for $3.3 million. more
Rhode Island again was among the top five states for late mortgages in May, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports is in advanced talks to buy Turkey’s biggest pay-TV platform Digiturk, two people with knowledge of the matter said. more
Royal Ahold NV agreed to acquire Delhaize Group for about 9.32 billion euros ($10.4 billion) in shares, creating the fifth-biggest U.S. supermarket retailer in the industry’s biggest transaction for almost a decade. more
Proposed legislation to establish commercial tax guidelines within the Interstate 195 redevelopment corridor in Providence is unlikely to pass the General Assembly this session. more
Royal Ahold NV is in the final stages of negotiation with Delhaize Group, indicating that a merger to create the fifth-biggest U.S. supermarket retailer is near. more
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