Updated February 19 at 12:25pm
Economic Indicators
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The U.S. economy expanded more than previously reported last quarter on bigger contributions from a range of factors including services spending, intellectual property and construction by state and local governments. more
Bank of America Corp. doesn’t expect Donald Trump’s election to jolt the U.S. economy next year, but its corporate customers are enthusiastic and already seeking funds to expand, according to CEO Brian Moynihan. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected to a six-month high last week, potentially reflecting seasonal swings in a still-healthy labor market. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 160th in the United States for 2 percent construction job growth over the year in November, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
(Updated 11:41 a.m.) Cash sales accounted for 21.8 percent of total home sales in September in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, a 0.7 percentage point decrease compared with the rate in September 2015, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly increased in November to the strongest level since early 2007, ahead of a jump in borrowing costs, National Association of Realtors data showed Wednesday. more
(Updated 1:46 p.m.) U.S. stocks edged lower, with the Dow Jones industrial Average failing to make progress toward 20,000, as oil erased gains and a rally in the dollar faltered in light trading ahead of the holidays. more
Taking a cue from a Brookings Institution report that called for more involvement from top-level CEOS, four business leaders have joined forces to create the Partnership for Rhode Island, focusing on economic growth in the Ocean State. more
Rhode Island homeless assistance programs have received nearly $6 million in Continuum of Care grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Tuesday. more
(Updated 1:55 p.m.) Fidelity Investments, FM Global, Gilbane Inc. and Gilbane Building Co. made PrivCo Media LLC’s list of the top 250 private U.S. companies released recently. more
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