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Economic Activity
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New-home construction in the U.S. exceeded a 1 million annualized pace in November for a third consecutive month, continuing a slow recovery in the housing market. more
Economic momentum that had been building in the third quarter came to an apparent standstill in October, according to the latest Current Conditions Index, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. fell more than forecast in November, led by the biggest drop in energy costs in more than a year, signaling inflation pressures remain weak even as the world’s largest economy is expanding. more
Two new topics, workforce and infrastructure, have been added as the College and University Research Collaborative jumpstarts 12 new research projects in Rhode Island. “What we … more
Farmers and ranchers in three Rhode Island counties qualify for natural disaster assistance due to damages and losses caused by drought that is continuing from July 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more
(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) The State Planning Council unanimously approved RhodeMap RI, a comprehensive economic-development plan for the state, on Thursday morning. more
U.S. stocks retreated, after the worst week in more than two years for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as the continuing selloff in oil overshadowed a surge in industrial production and corporate deals. more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $35.27 per hour in September, and were the highest among the nine geographic regions in the United States, according to a quarterly report released Friday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Personal income last year for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area grew 1.6 percent, slightly below the United States average of 2 percent. more
Providence Place mall retailers were thrilled with shopper turnout Friday, as those who opened early were met by hundreds of Black Friday enthusiasts. Blue laws prevent Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but the old law didn’t stop dedicated shoppers from lining up outside large retail shops Thursday for “Door Buster” deals beginning after midnight. more
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