Updated June 25 at 11:27pm
Economic Activity
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(Updated 1:24 p.m.) Stocks tumbled around the world, with U.S. equities headed for their lowest levels in 15 months, and bonds and gold jumped as oil’s plunge below $30 sent markets reeling. Treasuries extended gains as economic data and earnings added to concern that global growth is faltering. more
Sam’s Clubs stores in Warwick, Fall River and Seekonk are closed today as part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plan to shutter 269 stores, including 154 stores in the United States. more
Sales at U.S. retailers declined in December to wrap the weakest year since 2009, raising concern about the momentum in consumer spending heading into 2016. more
L.L. Bean is coming to Garden City Center. The outdoor retailer said it will open its first Rhode Island store this summer, and 29th retail store outside of Maine, where the company is based. more
Job seekers here lead the nation when it comes to employment searches on Indeed.com, a career website. more
Bad news for renters in the Providence metro and in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island falls in the middle of the pack when it comes to managing money, according to a new CreditCards.com analysis. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. last week reached a three-month high, driven by a more upbeat assessment of the world’s largest economy. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, a sign labor market momentum may be starting to cool. more
As the fourth-quarter earnings season kicks off this week, results for S&P 500 companies are expected to show a decline in profits for a third quarter in a row, confirming that corporate America has slipped into an earnings recession. more
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