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Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks rose and commodities rallied on a report that China’s central bank is boosting stimulus measures. Treasuries advanced while the dollar fell on bets the Federal Reserve won’t be in a hurry to raise rates. more
Massachusetts single-family home sales declined 6.6 percent in August, marking the sixth time sales have decreased year-over-year in 2014, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The deadline is approaching to register for the annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest, sponsored by the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading indicators rose 0.7 percent in November, after advancing by the same amount in October, according to a Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com report released Tuesday. more
LSI Industries Inc. has sold two assets, including one of its manufacturing facilities here for $1 million, in an effort to streamline manufacturing operations and reduce costs, according to a company news release distributed on Oct. 8. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will host a grand opening event for its new permit application center at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. more
Exports from Rhode Island rose 15.6 percent in May compared with a year earlier, climbing to $190.4 million from $164.7 million in May 2013, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Monday. more
As part of the Providence’s recent zoning code revision, Mayor Angel Taveras said Wednesday the city will create a new Historic Landmarks District to aid preservation of historic properties that reflect the city’s cultural and architectural history. more
Rhode Island ranked 16th in the country – and second in New England – for its 4.3 percent growth in personal income last year compared with 2013, to $51.5 billion from $49.4 billion. more
The severe snowstorms in February temporarily slowed the Massachusetts economy, but do not appear to have derailed the “healthy expansion” that the state has experienced in recent quarters, according to the latest MassBenchmarks brief. more
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