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Economic Activity
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The R.I. Convention Center will host the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships next June, and the economic impact for the event is estimated at $3.75 million. more
The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline in Rhode Island and Massachusetts increased 1 cent per gallon in the last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey. more
Warren Buffett donated $2.8 billion of stock to charities, led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after praising the couple for committing more of their time to philanthropy than other billionaires, including himself. more
Ross Nelson of Cox Business has been elected chairman of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. more
Arden Engineering Constructors LLC has acquired Rayco Electrical Corp. of Providence in a move intended to grow the firm’s electrical business, according to Arden’s president and CEO, Robert M. Bolton. more
A proposal to offer tax incentives to a Canadian company that wants to establish a cement distribution facility at the Port of Providence drew support from construction trade unions and the administration of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Thursday, at a public hearing of the City Council Finance Committee. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator index increased two-tenths of a percent in May to a reading of 131.6. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week for the first time in a month, heading back toward the lowest levels in more than a decade and signaling firings remain muted. more
Home prices increased 4.2 percent in August in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area compared with August 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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