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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,...

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...

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...

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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