Updated February 21 at 9:21am
Economic Indicators
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The U.S. economy is poised to deliver on the Federal Reserve’s economic forecast for this year. more
The latest AAA Northeast gasoline price survey showed slight but opposite movement in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ocean State motorists faced a 1 cent per gallon increase over the year, while Bay State drivers saw the price decline 1 cent per gallon. more
While Providence County fell behind the nation for employment growth from June 2015 to June 2016, wages rose at a pace ahead of the rest of the United States for the period, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself. 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
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