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Job openings rose in June to the highest level in more than 13 years, firming up the U.S. labor market picture for the second half of the year. more
Rhode Island single-family home prices dropped 4 percent in June compared with the same period last year on stable sales volume, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
U.S. stocks rose, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had its best day in five months, amid optimism that tension between Russia and Ukraine will ease and American airstrikes will push back militants in Iraq. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
U.S. stocks rebounded, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing declines for the week, as signs tensions are easing in Ukraine outweighed concern over crises in the Middle East. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the second quarter, rebounding from the biggest drop in more than three decades and helping to restrain labor costs. more
Per capita consumer spending in Rhode Island grew 9 percent between 2009 and 2012, signifying improved consumer confidence since the Great Recession but lagging New England and U.S. spending growth for the same period, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday. more
The share of U.S. mortgages that are seriously delinquent fell to the lowest in six years as the job market improved, allowing borrowers to stay current on payments while higher home prices made it easier for others to sell. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over the past month to an eight-year low, a sign the labor market continues to gain momentum. more
Imports dropped in June by the most in a year as the U.S. economy moved closer to energy independence, helping the trade deficit unexpectedly narrow. more
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