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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Economic Activity

Shift from active to passive approaches tipping point in 2019

BOSTON – A line between active and passive funds is set to be crossed next year.When it comes to mutual funds and exchange-traded funds...
The Carpionato Group has leased three of the former Benny's locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

3 Benny’s sites leased in East Providence, Seekonk

EAST PROVIDENCE – Three of the former Benny’s stores, in East Providence and Seekonk will be converted to Dollar General stores, a national discount...

Quonset Development Corp. gets $3M to finish plans to expand rail...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Quonset Development Corp. received a $3 million federal grant for the Quonset Freight Rail Enhancements and Expansion project, which will...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 0.4 percent to 25,300, not seasonally adjusted, in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Providence metro construction employment ticks up 0.4% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Nonseasonally adjusted construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 0.4 percent year over year in November, rising 100 jobs to...
THE U.S. CONSUMER confidence index decreased from 136.4 to 128.1 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer confidence drops to 5-month low as outlook dims

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence slumped in December to the lowest level in five months as expectations deteriorated, the latest sign Americans...
UNITED STATES jobless claims declined by 1,000 to 216,000 last week . /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

Jobless claims fall to 216K, showing tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits decreased for the third time in four weeks, hovering near an almost five- decade low...

Back from dead or dying gasp? Giant rally gets bull...

NEW YORK – Bludgeoned for weeks, a bull market is left for dead, its fate seemingly sealed as session after session of red ink show no...
AFTER NEARLY A WEEK of collapsing stock prices, investors were cheered by a significant gain in U.S. equity markets partway through Wednesday trading. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. stocks roar back from bear brink; crude rises

NEW YORK – U.S. stock markets remained volatile, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 index staging a furious rally a day after dropping to the...
AMAZON.COM IS REPORTING a record-breaking holiday retail season, with hot-selling items ranging from Calvin Klein clothes to its Echo speakers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Amazon’s record holiday shows consumers’ spending splurge

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein...

Home price gains in 20 U.S. cities slow for a seventh...

WASHINGTON – Home prices in 20 U.S. cities slowed in October for a seventh consecutive month, extending the longest streak since 2014, a sign of...
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