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Friday, January 18, 2019

Economic Activity

2006 JOB GAINS OR LOSSES in major employment sectors. /

R.I. jobless rate dips;<br> resident employment hits record

CRANSTON – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell in January to 4.7 percent from December’s 5.1 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and...

Citizens Financial Group<br> earnings grow 2% in 2006

Total loans grew 4.2 percent to $109 billion on Dec. 31, from the year-earlier total of $104.6 billion, as growth in home equity loans...
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Global, U.S. manufacturing rebound in February

U.S. and global manufacturing last month showed signs of recovery after a sluggish January, according to a report today from the Institute for Supply...

U.S. personal income grows 1% in January

WASHINGTON – Personal income last month grew 1.0 percent, or $108.1 billion, after gaining 0.5 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis...
INDIANA COLTS head coach Tony Dungy celebrates his team's 29-17 Superbowl win with wife Lauren, left, and quarterback Peyton Manning.  /

LIN TV inks rebroadcast deal with Cox

PROVIDENCE – LIN TV Corp. and Atlanta-based Cox Communications today announced an agreement for retransmission of broadcast content from LIN's local stations in both...
FORMER FED CHIEF Alan Greenspan.  /

Greenspan says U.S. recession unlikely

TOKYO – Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan today said a U.S. recession, though possible, is not probable this year as excess inventory is...
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Markets ‘working well,’ Fed chief says

WASHINGTON – The nation’s financial markets “seem to be working well” after yesterday’s global selloff, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told the U.S....
THE RISE last month of the nation's housing supply to 6.6 month's worth of sales sounds like bad news for real estate agents like Mike Heckard, above, of Prudential Realty in Eugene, Ore. But other indicators hint the market may soon improve. /

U.S. housing, construction indicators mixed

Today’s government report that new-home sales fell 16.6 percent in January, to the lowest level in four years, only added to the confusion about...

FarSounder moves to In-Sight building in Warwick

WARWICK – FarSounder Inc. today announced it has moved to a 4,200-square-foot facility at 43 Jefferson Blvd., at the In-Sight Office Building.The new...

Belo names new president, ends monthly reports

DALLAS – Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), parent of The Providence Journal Co. and other media firms, today announced that Dunia A. Shive, 46, will...
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