Updated October 23 at 6:29pm
Economic Activity
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New-home construction in the U.S. was little changed in May, a sign the residential real-estate industry will add little to economic growth in the second quarter. more
Sidewalks along several major streets downtown will be reconstructed this summer, as the R.I. Department of Transportation continues a planned series of improvements to comply with new standards under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in July as U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union flustered high-income earners. more
Foreclosures have dropped in Rhode Island, but a large portion of the state’s mortgage holders owe more than their properties are worth. more
Rhode Island will receive $3 million this year to help create affordable rental housing in communities throughout the state, thanks to a law written by U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed. more
America’s trade deficit shrank more than forecast in March as imports fell in percentage terms by the most in seven years and outpaced a decline in shipments overseas. more
Sports Authority Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection with a plan to slim down after missing out on the fitness boom that’s been a rare bright spot in retail. more
The U.S. Small Business Administration this week awarded $427,950 to Rhode Island to help grow export-related activity among small businesses. more
After a “truly disappointing” second quarter, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro found the August current conditions index rose to 75 from the revised 67 measured in July, showing the start to a more positive third quarter. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 420 points as a selloff in Chinese equities spread around the world amid renewed concern that growth there is slowing at the same time that manufacturing in the U.S. decelerated. A flareup in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran added to geopolitical unease. more
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