Updated September 29 at 8:40pm
Economic Indicators
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(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) Findings of a Bryant University study unveiled Monday at Quonset Business Park showed state and federal investments in the site have helped produce a thriving manufacturing industry for Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island ranks 20th best on a list of the best and worst states to start a business, according to GOBankingRates.com, a personal finance news and features website. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes dropped in August after surging a month earlier to the fastest pace since 2007, representing a pause in momentum within residential real estate. more
Rhode Island’s debt ranks 36th in the nation, with a taxpayer burden of $14,200, according to Chicago-based Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit that aims to deliver transparent financial information from governments to citizens. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the U.S. central bank’s failure to get back to a strategy of gradual rate increases may threaten the ongoing U.S. economic recovery. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island continued to strengthen in August, with a 14.5 percent increase in volume. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates. more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
Federal Reserve-watching can be a guessing game, and August and September are a perfect case in point. Federal funds futures markets priced in little chance of an interest rate increase immediately after the July meeting of the U.S. central bank. more
The construction industry in Rhode Island ranked 28th in nation for year-over-year employment growth, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
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