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The U.S. economy will continue to recover until at least 2015 without tumbling into a recession, achieving the sustained growth that has eluded it since the last slump ended four years ago, according to a Bloomberg poll. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined to the lowest level in almost two months, showing further healing in the labor market. more
U.S. state revenue isn’t rising fast enough to keep up with the cost of funding pensions, health care and public works projects, underscoring financial strains that persist during the economic recovery, according to a report. more
Rhode Island ranked at the middle of the pack on the Allied Van Lines 2013 ranking of the U.S. states in terms of net inbound/outbound migration, calculated as the difference between inbound and outbound moves performed by Allied Van Lines over the year. more
Orders placed with U.S. factories rose in June, pointing to further stabilization in manufacturing that may help lift second-half growth. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 39 and Massachusetts ranked No. 47 in a new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University evaluating each state’s fiscal condition based on four separate measures of a state’s solvency. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending benchmark indexes to all-time highs, after the Federal Reserve said it will reduce the pace of its monthly bond purchases and expressed confidence in the labor market recovery. more
Momentum in Rhode Island’s rate of economic growth continued a troublesome slowdown in November of 2013, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Consumer spending rose in November by the most in five months as Americans took advantage of store discounts during the year-end shopping season, giving the world’s largest economy a lift. more
The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $908 in the second quarter of 2013, a 2 percent increase over the same period last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
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