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Economic Activity
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State hotel tax collections increased 9.3 percent in December compared with December 2013, and climbed 8.1 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year, according to information released Wednesday by the state Department of Revenue. more
Verve, Inc., the producer of Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits, won a Summer 2014 People & Planet Award from Green America, and will spend the prize money on a fall gift to teachers. more
If you’re in the market for a million-dollar home, there are plenty to choose from in Rhode Island, according to Zillow, an online real estate database. more
The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area dipped one-tenth of a percentage point in August, improving to 7.9 percent from 8 percent a month earlier. more
Manufacturing moderated at the end of last year to a more sustainable pace of growth as U.S. factories adjusted to weaker overseas markets and steady demand from domestic customers. more
Gasoline prices have had a double-digit drop for the third consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, reaching their lowest point in five years, according to AAA Southern New England. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a third straight yearly gain as equity gauges climbed past multiple milestones last week. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Approximately 900 counties had poverty rates for school-age children that were statistically lower than the national average of 20.8 percent, and four of Rhode Island’s five counties fell into that category, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.1 percent to $51.8 billion on an annualized basis in the third quarter compared with $51.2 billion in the previous period, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday. more
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