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Economic Activity
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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing the labor market is making progress. more
Home sales in January decreased nearly 2 percent compared with the prior year period, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. The decline marked the first time sales decreased year over year since September. more
Gasoline prices increased in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the third week in a row. more
TWO ECONOMIC INDEXES show that Rhode Island is coming back from the Great Recession, but at a less-than-robust pace. It's not a surprise, according to Providence College professor of business … more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in March for the first time in five months, reflecting higher costs for fuels and motor vehicles. more
The city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Builders Association, which had called the fees unfair. more
Firms are upbeat, despite negative effects from unseasonably severe weather this winter, according to the latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve. more
Twin River Casino has emerged as the big winner in the casino race – for the time being, according to casino expert Clyde W. Barrow. more
Consumer confidence increased in March to the second-highest level since August 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the labor market and incomes. more
Rhode Island ranked 20th among all states for its 1.6 percent year-over-year export growth in January, according to e-forecasting.com. more
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