Updated January 23 at 9:23pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island ratepayers could pay less for electricity this summer, as the state’s largest utility has proposed lowering rates beginning April 1. more
For the second consecutive week, gas prices have fallen in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday released a $9.2 billion budget that is broadly directed at bolstering the educational prospects of Rhode Islanders, continuing recent momentum in adding new jobs and creating new assistance for manufacturers. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point in December, to 5 percent, its fourth consecutive month-to-month decline. more
The rate of Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.24 percent in October, a decrease of 0.58 percentage points compared with October 2015, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level since the 1970s, consistent with a still-improving labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. more
The cost of living in the U.S. climbed for a fifth month on the back of shelter and fuel prices, pushing inflation closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her 2017 State of the State Address on Tuesday focused on efforts to help support middle-class Rhode Islanders, through reduction of automobile taxes and a new scholarship aimed at students attending state colleges and universities. more
Warwick has the most sustainable credit card debt in Rhode Island, while Providence has the least, according to WalletHub’s latest survey about cities with lowest and highest credit card debts. more
To say that hopes are high heading into fourth-quarter earnings season would be an understatement. more
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