Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Activity
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The nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corp. has purchased 14 residential properties over the past year in the area of Amherst and Chaffee streets, and will renovate the buildings to create more affordable housing. more
A trip to Abu Dhabi to cheer his friend on during the Volvo Ocean Race ended with Angus Davis jumping off the sailboat into the Persian Gulf in a pair of American Flag pants. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest of all New England states in November, but also experienced the greatest percentage point decline over the year. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Rhode Island ranked among the top five states for having the highest number of mortgaged properties in negative equity in the third quarter at 14.8 percent, according to data released Thursday by Corelogic. more
Rhode Island earned a C+ on Education Week’s Quality Counts report, with the ranking reflecting strength in the “chance for success” category but weakness in a K-12 “achievement index.” more
The JC Penney store at the Providence Place Mall is among 40 underperforming stores that the company is closing across the country. more
The Cherrystone Angel Group is one of the first angel groups in the nation to receive a certification aimed at lessening the burden placed on entrepreneurs to prove accredited status of investors. more
Cape Wind, the $2.6 billion offshore wind farm that’s been under development in Massachusetts for 13 years, is facing a significant threat as two utilities seek to terminate contracts to buy electricity. more
Discount chains such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. look like the winners from the holiday season. more
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