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Economic Activity
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Consumer confidence unexpectedly increased in May from a four-month low as Americans grew more sanguine about the economy and the labor market. more
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada’s second- largest lender by assets, agreed to buy Nordstrom Inc.’s Visa Inc. and private-label credit-card portfolio in the U.S. as it expands purchases in North American consumer credit. more
Gasoline prices increased 4 cents in Rhode Island, and 3 cents in Massachusetts, from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year. more
The original plan for Village on the Waterfront, a 50-acre development proposed for the East Providence waterfront, would have included 400 condominium units among the first phases. After reading a series of marketing reports, and observing … more
Boston is the most energy efficient city in the nation, while Providence lags behind at No. 32, according to the second edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
During a visit to the Ocean State on Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen told hundreds of Rhode Islanders that there are still a number of “economic headwinds” that are slowing the U.S. economy. more
Occupancy in the Warwick’s 16 hotels increased significantly in February, March and April compared with the same time frame last year, according to Mayor Scott Avedisian. more
The cost of living excluding food and fuel rose at a faster pace than expected in April, indicating inflation is inching toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index at a record, before a speech in Rhode Island by Federal Reserve Janet Yellen kicks off Memorial Day weekend. more
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