Updated September 25 at 12:28pm
Economic Activity
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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. more
U.S. mortgage rates rose, with the 30-year average topping 4 percent for the first time in five months, after the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase its benchmark lending rate. more
Charles Scrap Metal of Providence has merged with Berger Recycling, and the two companies are operating under the banner of Berger Recycling. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased over the year in October, to 1.8 percent from 1.7 percent a year ago, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
For commercial real estate investors, the good times may be over. more
State general revenue cash collections for fiscal 2016 increased nearly 4 percent through November to $1.4 billion, despite an initial plunge in lottery proceeds associated with the beginning of casino gambling in Massachusetts. more
Magnus Jonsson, chief marketing officer for A.T. Cross Co. in Lincoln, discusses the venerable company’s recent announcement that it will distribute Sheaffer pens in the global corporate gift sector. A.T. Cross, known for fine writing instruments, also recently launched a Star Wars pen line. Jonsson talks about Cross’ plans going forward. more
New tax rules intended to ease the financial burden on corporations and individuals take effect Jan. 1, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in November, confirming earlier figures that showed the industry lost momentum toward the end of the year. more
It wasn’t all that bad a year to be a Motown resident, or a software publisher, or even a job seeker without a high school degree. more
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