Updated February 11 at 6:26pm
Economic Activity
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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
At 27.5 percent, Rhode Island was among the five states in May that have the largest gap in home prices from the peak prices years earlier. more
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing clinched first place Monday, crossing the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 finish line first in Gothenburg, Sweden. more
Previously owned U.S. homes sold in May at the fastest pace since November 2009, driven by first-time buyers and indicating budding momentum in the residential real estate market. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. more
The Ocean State has been riding a wave of high-end residential real estate sales recently, one that looks to keep rising in 2015. One hundred and seventy-six homes sold for more than $1 million in 2014, according to the Rhode Island … more
Consumer confidence climbed in June to a five-month high as an improving job market boosted Americans’ attitudes about the world’s largest economy. 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
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
A new “buy local” campaign, dubbed “Indie Week,” runs Wednesday through July 7, providing special discounts from participating businesses. more
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