Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Activity
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Growth in the world’s largest economy got off to a slower start in the fourth quarter as U.S. consumer spending, equipment orders and new-home sales were weaker than forecast in October. more
Despite a sluggish start to holiday-season spending, some local business owners have seen solid increases in sales, giving weight to a recent survey placing Providence in the top 20 best local shopping destinations in the country. more
U.S. drivers will have some extra money in their pockets this holiday season as gasoline futures tumbling below $2 a gallon mean lower prices at the pump. more
Passenger traffic declined again in October at T.F. Green Airport, recording 314,052 travelers, a drop of 6 percent compared with 334,587 in October 2013, according to information released by the R.I. Airport Corporation on Friday. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 5 percent in October and the median price of those sales spiked 14 percent compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
Walgreen Co., the largest U.S. drugstore chain, and CVS Health’s CVS/pharmacy unit settled a dispute over a patented technology that lets customers refill prescriptions with mobile-phone scanners. more
Rhode Island remains in the top five states with the most mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data from Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics Division. more
The Providence Rink will become the Alex and Ani City Center through a five-year partnership with the city. more
More U.S. cities are hiring than at any time since the Great Recession as the reviving economy and rising property taxes allow higher spending for a second straight year, according to a report released last week. more
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