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Economic Indicators
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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While Rhode Island's economy ended the year with positive momentum, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro isn't convinced the state is on a permanent road to recovery. Lardaro's Current Conditions Index … more
The U.S. cost of living increased in January by the most since February 2013, led by higher costs for gasoline, and other goods and services that indicate inflation is gathering momentum. more
The brainchild of multiple state- and city-level organizations, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and First Gentleman Andy Moffit launched A La Rhody, a yearlong celebration of the Ocean State’s culinary industry, on Tuesday. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said more interest-rate increases will be appropriate if the economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening labor markets. more
A global rally that sent U.S. benchmarks surging to a fresh round of records stalled as markets turned their attention to inflation data and Janet Yellen for clues on how quickly the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy. Oil rebounded. more
When it comes to the healthiest metropolitan areas in America, Providence ranks in the lower half, according to the latest study by personal finance website WalletHub. more
The world’s working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index. more
While Rhode Island’s economy ended the year with positive momentum, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro is not quite ready to say the state is on a permanent road to recovery. more
Consumer confidence retreated in February from a 13-year high, as Americans tempered expectations of their finances and the economy. more
The latest installment of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's "How Rhode Island Expenditures Compare" series includes its standard dizzying array of information, including 65 tables detailing just what state and local governments are … more
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