Updated September 4 at 4:04pm
Economic Indicators
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NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in almost a decade, lifted by a strengthening economy and consumers spreading out their purchases over a longer season, according to … more
Investors who relax about the economy and focus on company earnings and valuation have the best shot of beating the market in 2015, according to the co-manager of last year’s best performing U.S. equity fund. more
Banco Santander SA Chairman Ana Botin is seeking backing from investors to raise as much as 7.5 billion euros ($8.9 billion) in new funds as she shapes her vision for Spain’s biggest bank less than four months after taking over. more
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
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
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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