Economic Activity
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The economy in the United States expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years that bodes well for the rest of 2014. more
This year’s Treasury market rally has been stronger than every economist surveyed by Bloomberg News predicted. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes rose in April for the first time in three months as buyers took advantage of falling mortgage rates. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose to 317,000 last week, holding below this year’s average and signaling sustained progress in the labor market. more
Town selectmen have contracted Considine & Furey to help bring a resort casino to Somerset, agreeing to pay the Boston law firm 25 percent of first-year sums from licensed gaming, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported. more
Fewer Americans are filing applications for unemployment benefits, consumer confidence is rising and manufacturing is picking up as the world’s largest economy shows additional signs of strengthening. more
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt what may be a fatal blow to Aereo Inc. and its dream of transforming the television industry, ruling that the Barry Diller-backed Internet startup is violating broadcasters’ copyrights. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area increased 3.2 percent year over year in May, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed more than forecast in May on record exports, signaling a pickup in global growth that will boost American manufacturers. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 17,000 for the first time as data showed employers added more workers than projected in June and the European Central Bank disclosed details of its stimulus plans. more
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