Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Economic Activity
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When are Republicans the party of Wall Street outrage and Democrats the voice of deference for high finance? more
Wall Street’s bonus pool rose 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013 as profits from broker-dealer operations on the New York Stock Exchange fell 30 percent, according to estimates by New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. more
U.S. retailers’ first-quarter earnings are trailing analysts’ estimates by the widest margin in 13 years after bad weather and weak spending by lower-income consumers intensified competition. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated with the Dow Jones Industrial Average near a record as investors dissected earnings, while data showed higher jobless claims and consumer spending. more
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts fell 2.3 percent to 3,427 sales in April compared with 3,508 sales during the same month last year, real estate data tracking firm The Warren Group reported Wednesday. more
Getra S.p.A., a global energy company outside Naples, Italy, that builds electrical transformers, is looking for distribution and warehouse facilities in the Northeast. Rhode Island officials think they have what the company needs at ports in Providence and North Kingstown and made a pitch for the business during a recent trade mission to Italy and Ireland. more
Treasuries rose in the biggest weekly gain in almost two years as unrest in Ukraine drove investors to the safety of U.S. government debt. more
At the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, 250,000 cars will arrive by ship, rail and truck from major auto manufacturers this year, making it one of the nation’s top unloading spots for auto imports. more
Bryant University’s 29th Annual World Trade Day on May 21 will focus on encouraging businesses to take a broader view of their potential and move boldly forward. A highlight this year will be the unveiling of Manufacturing Rhode Island, a Web portal geared to build on this year’s theme of Back to the USA: Partnering for Global Success. more
A partnership between three prominent local developers has reached an agreement to purchase the Newport Grand slots parlor, the group announced Monday. more
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