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Economic Activity
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The Providence metropolitan area had the third-highest year-over-year increase in home sales in the nation in November at 14.7 percent, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm. more
Almost one in four Americans said in December that the economy is getting better, helping give expectations a boost for a second month. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
Representatives of the R.I. Commerce Corporation told state lawmakers Thursday that the agency has not dispersed any new loans or awarded financial incentives created in the fiscal 2016 budget, but has laid the groundwork for evaluating applications for state assistance. more
The World Match Racing Tour will visit Newport next year, Brad Read, executive director of Sail Newport, said Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
J. Goodison Co. will expand its marine services business onto a newly improved, waterfront site at the Quonset Business Park, and with a new mobile ship hoist, begin servicing vessels as large as barges and passenger ferries. more
(Updated 2:47 p.m.) Gold’s Gym is back open, a day after a Superior Court judge ordered it closed, and it has until the end of January to either vacate the premises or find a new owner, according to a court order released Wednesday. more
Providence is one of the best cities for startups in the country. more
New-home construction in the U.S. rebounded in November, led by gains in single-family dwellings that signal the residential real estate industry will continue to support growth in the world’s largest economy. more
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