Updated January 29 at 3:29pm
Economic Activity
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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
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
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
The cost of living in the U.S. declined in December by the most in six years, reflecting a plunge in energy costs that’s keeping inflation from rising toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. 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
Rhode Island is receiving more than $328,000 this year from the U.S. Department of Labor under a layoff prevention law established by Congress in 2012 through the efforts of U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed. more
Mayor James Diossa has launched an Economic Development Task Force to help grow the city’s economy, create jobs and improve the business climate. more
Consumer confidence increased last week to the highest level since mid-2007 as steady declines in gasoline prices and more hiring boosted Americans’ attitudes about the economy. more
The outlook for 2015 is positive among almost all firms in the First District that were surveyed for the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report released this week. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-largest U.S. lender, said fourth-quarter profit fell 11 percent as revenue from fixed-income trading declined. more
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