Updated May 22 at 5:40pm
Economic Activity
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Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
Financial executives in Rhode Island and the surrounding regional market point to increasing optimism about the U.S. economy this year, tempered by concern about intensifying competition in banking, as well as among businesses across the board. more
MADRID - Banco Santander SA, Spain’s largest lender, said profit rose 68 percent in the fourth quarter as the bank set aside fewer provisions for bad loans and revenue increased. Net income rose … more
The outlook for the Massachusetts economy is “strongly positive,” thanks to the improving national economy and falling gasoline prices, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
Cape Air has been named one of “America’s Best Airlines” in Condé Nast Traveler’s readers’ choice awards. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is one of the top destinations in the country for shopping local this holiday season, according to a survey by Yelp. more
U.S. stocks fell from records, led by declines among small companies, as investors weighed valuations and speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than expected. more
Gasoline prices dropped 2 cents in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Rhode Island is among the 10 hardest-hit states where home price recovery for the lowest 20 percent of property values has lagged behind the highest tier, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Fewer Americans are being fired and productivity is showing signs of life, pointing to an improving job market that is helping boost consumer confidence. more
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