Updated September 26 at 12:30am
Economic Activity
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Cash collections climbed 2.1 percent through the first 11 months of the fiscal year, to $3.2 billion compared with $3.1 billion during the same fiscal period a year ago, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
(Updated 12:46 p.m.) Distressed sales accounted for 12.3 percent of all homes sold in Rhode Island in April, and 10 percent of all homes sold in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area that same month, CoreLogic said this week. more
Warwick is the most affordable place to live in Rhode Island, according to a SmartAsset study. more
The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labor market remains steady. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. fell last week from a nine-month high as households became less optimistic about their finances, the buying climate and the national economy, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
Rhode Island is the third most energy-expensive state, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
Looking at such things as growth in business and gross domestic product, new building permits and municipal bonds per capita, Newport County has the greatest amount of investment in its local economy among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to the latest SmartAsset study. more
A proposed expansion at the Port of Providence will be restricted to land-based sites and will not include any filling of Narragansett Bay, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit entity that manages the waterfront. more
Volkswagen AG is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states over the environmental damage caused by devices designed to help the carmaker’s diesel vehicles cheat pollution-control tests. more
In the retirement security Olympics, it’s a sweep for northern Europe. Norway, Switzerland and Iceland won the top three spots in Natixis Global Asset Management’s fourth annual ranking, released Tuesday. more
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