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Economic Activity
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The Rhode Island Foundation has picked 14 people to participate in its Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program. more
Cash sales made up 33 percent of total home sales in October in Rhode Island, a drop of 8 percent compared with the same period a year ago, data firm CoreLogic said Thursday. more
The Rhode Island commercial real estate market has strengthened in the past year and is expected to continue that trend into 2015, with vacancy rates in office space declining in both the downtown Providence and suburban markets. more
The parent company of the Providence Journal announced Wednesday that it launched a public offering of 7 million shares of stock for gross proceeds of approximately $151.9 million. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-largest U.S. lender, said fourth-quarter profit fell 11 percent as revenue from fixed-income trading declined. more
The outlook for 2015 is positive among almost all firms in the First District that were surveyed for the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report released this week. more
Consumer confidence increased last week to the highest level since mid-2007 as steady declines in gasoline prices and more hiring boosted Americans’ attitudes about the economy. more
Mayor James Diossa has launched an Economic Development Task Force to help grow the city’s economy, create jobs and improve the business climate. more
More Americans unexpectedly filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies let go of seasonal workers following the holidays. more
The U.S. mortgage market hit bottom in 2014. Chief economists at Fannie Mae and Moody’s Analytics Inc. as well as the Mortgage Bankers Association all predicted a turnaround this year after a record decline in 2014. more
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