Updated May 27 at 2:27pm
Economic Activity
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Foreclosure petition filings in Massachusetts increased 118.2 percent to 1,224 in December from 561 in December 2014, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
Textron Inc.’s profit rose in the fourth quarter and in 2015, while revenue slipped during the same periods, the company reported on Wednesday. more
Travelers will experience the lowest gasoline prices since 2008 this week, as prices fell 3 cents from last week in Rhode Island, and decreased 1 cent in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
Entergy Corp.’s wholesale generation division, Entergy Wholesale Commodities, has closed on the $490 million sale of its 583-megawatt Rhode Island State Energy Center to Carlyle Power Partners, the company announced Thursday. more
United Natural Foods Inc. said on Tuesday that net income for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 1 increased 10.5 percent to $138.7 million, or $2.76 per diluted share, from $125.5 million, or $2.52 per diluted share, during the prior fiscal year. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. climbed last week to a two-month high, a sign of more moderate labor market progress. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
Gasoline prices in many parts of the United States could drop below $2 by Christmas if the cost of crude oil stays low, AAA Northeast said Wednesday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. fell in August, indicating the real-estate recovery will take time to evolve. more
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