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Economic Activity
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Service industries such as real-estate firms and restaurants unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in April as the biggest part of the U.S. economy picked up after a weak start to the year. more
Rhode Island’s average home price in March was 29 percent less than it was at the peak recorded in October 2005, according to CoreLogic. more
Nortek Inc. widened its first-quarter loss to $13.9 million, which is $5.3 million more than it reported during the year-ago first quarter. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in March to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by a record surge in imports as commercial activity resumed at West Coast ports following a resolution to labor disputes. more
The long, slow U.S. economic recovery might finally be translating into better compensation for workers. People who make stuff or pull it out of the ground, though, aren’t seeing quite the same kinds of raises as those in sales, management and finance. more
For the third week in a row, gasoline prices in Rhode Island increased, jumping another 7 cents to $2.61 per gallon for self-serve, regular unleaded, according to AAA Northeast. more
Since the start of the year, more than 2,000 new businesses have registered with the R.I. Department of State. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said he needs to see signs that weak U.S. economic growth in the first quarter was temporary before he would feel comfortable raising interest rates. more
The city of Providence is one of 64 communities being considered for the “Best Town in America” by readers of Outside Magazine. more
Bristol County is the place to grow up in Rhode Island in terms of earning power if you are poor, according to a New York Times article which studied Rhode Island counties to determine how location affects future income. more
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