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Economic Activity
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America’s service industries expanded in August at the weakest pace in six years, joining manufacturers in an abrupt slowdown that may signal waning optimism about the economy. more
The stock market of the late 1990s is remembered mostly for high-flying dotcom equities that eventually crashed back to earth. more
Tax revenue in 29 states, including Rhode Island, has recovered since the recession, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts released this week. more
More than one job was held by 5.6 percent of Rhode Islanders 16 years old and older last year, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Training. more
Ocean State Job Lot recently purchased a 22-acre site for $1.28 million on Commerce Park Road in the Quonset Business Park to expand its distribution center. more
Companies kept adding to payrolls in August while measures of slack in the labor market were little changed, signaling steady hiring in the face of lackluster global growth. more
Samsung Electronics Co. recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones because of a faulty battery and announced a global replacement program, days before archrival Apple Inc. is set to unveil its newest iPhones. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections climbed year over year in April, as well as on a fiscal-year-to-date basis, by 5.9 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
The truck rest area along Interstate 95 North, between exits 2 and 3, will reopen Friday by 8 a.m., the R.I. Department of Transportation said. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. unexpectedly contracted in August for the first time in six months amid slumping orders and production that raise concern of renewed industrial weakness. more
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