Updated April 18 at 3:26pm
Economic Activity
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U.S. stock-index futures climbed, after the biggest three-day jump since 2011, amid investor optimism that the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy. more
Cranston Public Library has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations that will fund renovations of the Central Library’s children’s room and children’s program room. more
The Civic Leadership Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is kicking off its “community conversations” series on Jan. 15 at Rhode Island College with Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of Bank Street College of Education. more
Financial firms raised the most money this year in U.S. initial public offerings since 2008, as investors shook off doubts from the credit crisis and bet that a new breed of lenders is poised to wrest business from big banks. more
The Champlin Foundations awarded the University of Rhode Island three grants totaling $421,795 to purchase high-tech equipment to advance education and student learning. more
Rhode Island landed in the top 20 for the number of construction jobs it added year-over-year in November, and from October to November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.1 percent to $51.8 billion on an annualized basis in the third quarter compared with $51.2 billion in the previous period, according to data released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis on Friday. more
A large trailer has taken up residence outside 111 Westminster St., known as the “Superman” building. more
Thirty-five new, affordable homes for senior citizens at the former St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church were celebrated on Thursday. more
A strengthening labor market and lower gasoline prices mean Americans have extra cash for the holidays. Some economists are forecasting the money will keep flowing into, and out of, consumers’ pockets next year. more
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