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Economic Activity
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The index of U.S. leading indicators rose in November for a third straight month, a sign the economy is gaining traction heading into 2015. more
International businessman and developer Peter de Savary has sold Merrillton, his seven bedroom gilded-age mansion, for $8.675 million, Stacie Mills, Principal Broker of Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. said Thursday. more
Rhode Island earned a C+ on Education Week’s Quality Counts report, with the ranking reflecting strength in the “chance for success” category but weakness in a K-12 “achievement index.” more
Even with a ban on tobacco sales forecast to slow earnings, CVS Caremark Corp. shareholders still can’t seem to kick the habit of owning the stock. more
Rhode Island could develop an alliance between higher education and industry that may help expand manufacturing and engineering here, according to one set of academic researchers exploring areas ripe for transformation through economic policy. more
Gas prices rose a penny in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, while the national average dropped for the first time in months, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Service industries expanded in April at the fastest pace in eight months, a sign the biggest part of the U.S. economy will bolster growth this quarter. more
The Providence Journal posted a 2.7 percent gain in first-quarter revenue to $21.2 million, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing made public Wednesday. more
Employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to 6.3 percent as companies grew confident the U.S. economy is emerging from a first-quarter slowdown. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and state legislators will join University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley and other school officials on Monday, May 5, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the URI Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. more
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