Updated December 6 at 3:06pm
Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks fluctuated in whipsaw trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average spinning near a record, as investors speculate how Donald Trump’s policies will impact the economy and interest rates. Small caps headed for the best weekly gain in five years. more
Consumer confidence rose to a five-month high in early November as Americans became more upbeat about the economy in the days before the presidential election concluded. more
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the central bank has almost reached its goals for maximum employment and price stability, strengthening the case for raising interest rates. more
The Roving Eye International Film Festival, hosted by Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival with Roger Williams University and exploring the representation of the Jewish experience in Israel, internationally and during the Holocaust, will conclude on Nov. 13 with a talk by City University of New York associate professor Andrew Lund and the presentation of three films. more
1Blue Cross' new CEO says R.I. needs a more ‘consumer-oriented' insurance market PUBLISHED IN PRINT: Oct. 14 In June Kim Keck became the seventh president and CEO, and the first woman to hold both posts, in Blue Cross & Blue … more
Business parks have traditionally been a place for offices. But that's changing – or has already – in many places, including Rhode Island, as businesses look for new ways to attract and retain talent, which forces business-park owners … more
Democratic House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello narrowly won re-election Thursday, following a count of absentee ballots in his Cranston district race, although the contest may not be over yet. more
The marketing of commercial space has begun at the newly renovated American Tourister mill, where 62,000 square feet in office, retail and restaurant suites is available. more
Consumer confidence increased for a third straight week as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy than at any time since the start of the year, figures from the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an all-time high as U.S. stocks added to a rally sparked by speculation Donald Trump’s policies will benefit businesses, with banks surging to the highest level since May 2008. more
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