Updated July 25 at 11:28pm
Economic Activity
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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
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have fallen every week since early July, dropping 4 cents and 5 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
Companies stepped up hiring in September, indicating the U.S. job market is standing firm in the face of weaker global demand, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Gasoline prices dropped a cent from last week in Rhode Island, while prices in Massachusetts remained the same, according to AAA Northeast. more
Rhode Island ranked 28th in the nation for a 4.2 percent drop in exports for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. 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
Revenue exceeded expectations on both a fiscal year and monthly basis in November, according to the state Department of Revenue, by 2 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively. more
New tax rules intended to ease the financial burden on corporations and individuals take effect Jan. 1, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Consumer confidence rose last week to the highest level in almost two months as Americans reported brighter attitudes about the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate. more
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