Updated July 28 at 9:39pm
Economic Activity
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The fewest Americans in four decades filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, continuing to unwind an early-July surge that was probably tied to mid-year factory shutdowns and school vacations. more
A popular craft-beer pub in Westerly will expand into a location in the Kinsley Building in downtown Providence, the first commercial tenant confirmed for the former office building. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed to an eight-year high in June as momentum in the residential real estate market accelerated. more
(Updated 2:56 p.m.) The state employee investment fund had a 2.2 percent return in the fiscal year that ended June 30, and a 0.4 percent return for the June quarter, falling short of internal benchmarks. more
For the second consecutive month in June, Rhode Island had the largest year-over-year percentage-point decline in its unemployment rate among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. more
A malfunctioning mail-sorting machine caused social security numbers of as many as 832 unemployment insurance customers to be misdirected and sent to the wrong employers or customers. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. set a quarterly profit record of $11.5 million in the recently concluded second quarter, according to the company’s Monday after-market earnings release. more
A new state law designed to encourage housing construction also creates tax incentives for builders who want to restore blighted or vacant structures. more
Gasoline prices dropped 2 cents in Rhode Island, and 6 cents in Massachusetts, the second consecutive week of declines, AAA Northeast said. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board, in partnership with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, is creating a plan to improve the delivery of workforce development services and is holding a series of business focus groups as part of the process. more
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