Updated February 22 at 9:22pm
Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a “robust market.” more
Rhode Island is the seventh-most expensive state to own a car, according to a GOBankingRates.com study that reviewed car ownership over a three-year period. more
The rebound in fuel costs pushed up U.S. wholesale prices in May for a second month, overshadowing a drop in pricing power that signals inflation will take time to move toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
The General Assembly is expected to open its 2017-18 session on Tuesday, starting the new year with fresh appointments to key committees and 16 new members. more
Local colleges and universities were recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its rankings released this week of the best online bachelor’s degree programs and best online MBA programs. more
Rhode Island again ranks near the bottom in Forbes’ 11th annual list of the best and worst states for business. more
CVS Health Corp. reported a 23.6 percent jump in net income, and a 15.5 percent hike in revenue, in its third-quarter earnings report released Tuesday. more
Warwick is the most affordable city in Rhode Island to buy a car, followed by Cranston and Providence, according to a recent survey by Autolist, a website featuring used and new cars for sale. more
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