Updated January 29 at 9:29pm
Economic Activity
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The Citizens Bank Foundation is awarding seven organizations and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation $100,000 to go toward improving the quality of life in Olneyville and other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes slumped in November from a one-year high, underscoring the uneven nature of the current recovery in residential real estate that’s been one of its defining characteristics. more
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released an economic summary for the Providence area recently showing that while it may still have a jobless rate that is higher than the national average, occupations generally pay more. more
The average price of regular gasoline at U.S. pumps slid to the lowest level since May 15, 2009, dropping 24.68 cents in the two weeks ended Dec. 19 to $2.4713 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey Inc. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts continued their downward spiral, dropping 13 cents and 11 cents, respectively, from last week, according to AAA Southern New England. more
Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp. and UnitedHealthcare of New England have created an accountable care organization to improve care coordination and provide enhanced health services for more than 15,000 Rhode Island residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored health plans. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, after the biggest three-day jump since 2011, amid investor optimism that the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy. more
Cranston Public Library has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations that will fund renovations of the Central Library’s children’s room and children’s program room. more
The Civic Leadership Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation is kicking off its “community conversations” series on Jan. 15 at Rhode Island College with Shael Polakow-Suransky, president of Bank Street College of Education. more
Financial firms raised the most money this year in U.S. initial public offerings since 2008, as investors shook off doubts from the credit crisis and bet that a new breed of lenders is poised to wrest business from big banks. more
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