Updated February 9 at 12:27am
Economic Indicators
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BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, says bonds will “struggle” in 2016 as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 420 points as a selloff in Chinese equities spread around the world amid renewed concern that growth there is slowing at the same time that manufacturing in the U.S. decelerated. A flareup in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran added to geopolitical unease. more
Gasoline prices remain just above $2 in Rhode Island, and just below $2 in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted in December at the fastest pace in more than six years as factories, hobbled by sluggish global growth, cut staff at the end of 2015. more
Rhode Island firefighters and emergency medical services personnel are encouraged to apply for federal funding through the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said this week. more
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is “to get a better job,” according to WalletHub, but apparently Providence isn’t the best place to look for one. more
Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a more than two-month high as holiday-happy Americans registered their most upbeat assessments of the buying climate since April. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. more
State general revenue cash collections for fiscal 2016 increased nearly 4 percent through November to $1.4 billion, despite an initial plunge in lottery proceeds associated with the beginning of casino gambling in Massachusetts. more
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