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Friday, January 18, 2019

Economic Activity

CVS faces records-disposal lawsuit in Texas

The State of Texas yesterday filed suit against CVS/Caremark Corp., alleging improper disposal of thousands of prescription records and credit-card receipts, according to Bloomberg...

U.S. housing starts, permits rise 0.8%

WASHINGTON – The number of building permits issued for private housing increased 0.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted 1.544 million units per...

Ryanair’s O’Leary may launch E.U.-U.S. airline

Michael O’Leary, CEO of Dublin-based Ryanair Holdings Plc, may start a no-frills transatlantic airline once the U.S.-E.U. “open skies” agreement takes effect next March,...
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Energy costs fuel 0.9% rise<br> in U.S. consumer prices

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.9 percent to 205.352 points (1982 to 1984 = 100),...
AT A GAS STATION in Newton, Mass., last month, an attendant fuels a customer's car. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices rise 5¢ to $2.799

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gasoline prices have risen for the ninth consecutive week, to 62 cents per gallon above their price in mid-February, according...
ALAN GREENSPAN, shown last month in Washington, today told a  Nomura Research Institute forum in Tokyo that the world economy is enjoying high growth and low inflation. /

Greenspan: World trade cushions U.S. economy

The world economy is looking up, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a Tokyo forum today, people who attended the meeting told Bloomberg...
TRADERS WORK on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. /

Stocks rise on earnings news, Sallie Mae bid

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks rose this morning on news that student-loan provider Sallie Mae (SLM Corp.) has accepted a $25 billion bid from...
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Retail and food-services sales rise 0.7%

WASHINGTON – Retail and food services sales last month rose 0.7 percent to $371.6 billion, an increase of 3.8 percent from March 2006, the...
THE SOUTH COAST RAIL project calls for the construction of several passenger stations and two terminal layover facilities.  /

High hopes for South Coast train plans

After watching several governors present studies and plans for a rail line into southeastern Massachusetts since 1991, Roland Hebert takes Gov. Deval Patrick’s pledge...
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Chocolatier’s creations draw national attention

From “Baja popcorn” to mango jasmine bonbons, Garrison Confections, located at 815 Hope St., has something for just about any palate. And that has...
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