Updated February 25 at 6:25am
Economic Activity
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Barnes & Noble Inc. CEO Len Riggio is happy with the U.S. presidential election -- happy it’s over. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated in whipsaw trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average spinning near a record, as investors speculate how Donald Trump’s policies will impact the economy and interest rates. Small caps headed for the best weekly gain in five years. more
Consumer confidence rose to a five-month high in early November as Americans became more upbeat about the economy in the days before the presidential election concluded. more
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the central bank has almost reached its goals for maximum employment and price stability, strengthening the case for raising interest rates. more
Democratic House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello narrowly won re-election Thursday, following a count of absentee ballots in his Cranston district race, although the contest may not be over yet. more
The marketing of commercial space has begun at the newly renovated American Tourister mill, where 62,000 square feet in office, retail and restaurant suites is available. more
Consumer confidence increased for a third straight week as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy than at any time since the start of the year, figures from the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an all-time high as U.S. stocks added to a rally sparked by speculation Donald Trump’s policies will benefit businesses, with banks surging to the highest level since May 2008. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined from an almost three-month high ahead of the presidential election, indicating the job market remains competitive for employers. more
There were 1,053 single-family home sales in Rhode Island in September, marking the most sales in any September on record for the Ocean State, according to a report released this week by The Warren Group. more
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