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Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market is sustaining recent gains. more
Even though Rhode Island has gained some economic strength in 2013, the Ocean State “still lags behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate,” according to the spring 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said the U.S. economy remains hampered by high unemployment and government spending cuts, and tightening policy too soon would endanger the recovery. more
U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped from its all-time high yesterday, as investors weighed the possibility that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus program. more
U.S. policymakers must address debt loads projected to rise later this decade to avoid a 2013 downgrade, even as the latest budget projections are “credit positive,” according to Moody’s Investors Service. more
Personal finance website NerdWallet.com said Rhode Island’s capital city was the second most expensive in the United States, according to its “Quarter Pounder Index,” a basic cost-of-living guide that uses the price of a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese to gauge the cost-of-living differences between U.S. cities. more
The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator Index, released by the R.I. Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies on Monday, reported that Rhode Island economic growth expanded at a more robust rate than estimated during the first quarter of 2013. more
U.S. stocks were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed for four straight weeks to an all-time high, as investors weighed corporate acquisitions. more
During the past year, construction employment in Rhode Island fell nearly 9 percent, or 1,400 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
U.S. stocks advanced, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for its fourth straight week of gains, as gauges for leading indicators and consumer sentiment advanced more than estimated. more
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