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Economic Activity
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Cash sales slipped in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in November to 23.4 percent of total home sales, a 9.1 percentage point decrease compared with November 2014, CoreLogic said Friday. more
The U.S. economy unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than initially estimated, reflecting a higher value of business inventories. more
Business owners maintain a bullish outlook on Rhode Island's economy, but there are signs the optimism has been tempered by turbulence at the national level and slow-paced economic progress at home, according to results from the 2016 winter installment of the biannual Providence Business News survey. more
New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of GateHouse Media which owns the Providence Journal, reported 2015 results this week, showing profit of $67.6 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, reversing a previous-year loss of $3.2 million, or 10 cents per diluted share. more
Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth and indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy gained momentum at the start of 2016. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
Twenty-three percent of Rhode Island’s population of 1 million lives in distressed zip codes, according to an interactive report released Thursday by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. remained stable last week and close to a three-month high, helped in part by upbeat views of buying conditions. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week from a three-month low, in part reflecting the typical swings during holiday periods. more
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