Updated December 1 at 8:01pm
Economic Activity
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(Updated 11:38 a.m.) Rhode Island’s total state and local government expenditures exceeded all New England states except Vermont when measured on a personal income basis, but were fourth highest when measured on a per capita basis, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Online shoppers outnumbered their brick-and- mortar counterparts during U.S. retailers’ pivotal Black Friday weekend, underscoring the challenges facing American malls this holiday season as Amazon.com Inc. exerts more pressure. more
Walt Disney Co. has what could be its most formidable heroine ever in Rey, a main character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She could be a merchandising juggernaut too. more
A few Rhode Island retailers reported strong turnout this Black Friday, though whether the state will keep up with national projections of a 3.7 percent increase in end-of-year holiday sales remains to be seen. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said free two-hour holiday parking for shoppers is returning starting on “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 28 and running through Jan. 1 in select commercial districts. more
Some good news for bargain hunters braving crowds today: Rhode Island is one of the states where a Black Friday fight is least likely. more
Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four- decade low that shows a resilient labor market. more
In the battle for holiday toy spending, the empire has the upper hand. At least that’s the view in the stock market. more
Cash collections increased 3.5 percent through the first four months of the fiscal year when compared with the same period last year, but decreased 2 percent when comparing October with October 2014, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Massachusetts single-family home sales grew 16.3 percent in October, to 5,127 compared with 4,407 recorded in October 2014, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
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