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Economic Activity
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Coming off its best Christmas in years, the U.S. toy industry is wagering that the Pokemon Go craze will command a lot of space on kids’ wish lists. more
Carousel Industries of North America Inc. has closed on its acquisition of information technology firm Atrion Inc. more
The Massachusetts economy will continue to expand over the next six months “at a moderate pace,” but the tightening labor market and slower worldwide economic growth are expected to restrain growth, according to the MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 5.3 percent over the year in June, according to Corelogic. more
Consumer purchases climbed a bit more than anticipated in June, exceeding a gain in incomes that prompted American households to tap into savings. more
Rhode Island must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary education, as social sciences, health care support, and science, technology, engineering and math jobs are the fastest-growing jobs in the state, according to a report from the New England Board of Higher Education: Higher Education’s Impact on the New England Economy: Investing in People. more
A Colonial revival on the East Side of Providence sold recently for $1.9 million, the third highest sale recorded in the neighborhood this year. more
Here’s one area where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is handily beating Amazon.com Inc.: telling shoppers what ingredients are in the products they’re buying. more
McDonald’s Corp. is removing artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets, its most popular menu item, in a bid to attract consumers looking for healthier, less processed food. more
Gasoline prices fell 1 cent in Rhode Island and 6 cents in Massachusetts this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
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