Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
Economic Activity
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Gasoline prices rose a penny in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, but prices in both states were lower than the national average for the first time in 10 months, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The number of Americans filling for unemployment insurance payments last week hovered near the lowest level in almost seven years, showing the job market is making progress. more
The U.S. government’s deficit will fall to $492 billion this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office, a steeper drop than originally predicted from $680 billion in fiscal year 2013. more
With the onset of spring, New England businesses are relying on improved consumer confidence and higher sales to drive economic recovery after a difficult first quarter affected by severe winter weather, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Brian T. Moynihan, who runs Bank of America Corp., the second-largest U.S. lender by assets, was among a group of underpaid CEOs last year, according to a study by pay expert Graef Crystal. more
Unemployment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area plunged 1.6 percentage points to 7.8 percent in April, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.4 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
The U.S. economy probably contracted even more in the first quarter than currently estimated as spending on health-care services unexpectedly dropped, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Pierpont Securities LLC. more
Employers in the U.S. boosted payrolls in March and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent even as more Americans entered the labor force, showing steady progress that will probably prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to continue reducing stimulus while keeping interest rates low. more
The state Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the 2015-2017 Energy Efficiency Program Plan for Rhode Island on Thursday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest drop for the Nasdaq 100 Index in two years, as technology and consumer companies extended last week’s slide before the start of corporate earnings season. more
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