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Economic Indicators
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The Federal Reserve resisted a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund that the central bank be willing to let inflation modestly exceed its target, saying such a move could be counterproductive to its objectives, an IMF report showed. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George has resumed her advocacy for interest-rate increases, citing the June rebound in U.S. hiring as a key reason to push rates further above zero. more
Prices for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline fell 3 cents in Rhode Island and 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The U.S. earnings recession waylaying the seven-year-old bull market has been a long one by any standard. Measured by depth, however, it isn’t registering -- either with history or investors. more
The state’s economy “improved” to a neutral value of 50 in May, reported University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index, but shows a “troubling trend” of not exceeding that value in three months. more
The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
A week’s evidence that the U.S. economy’s ill health has been overstated and dovish talk from the Federal Reserve combined to briefly catapult the S&P 500 Index above its May 2015 record close, leaving stocks on the brink of ending their longest drought of the bull market. more
Economists tend to shy away from attaching too much significance to any one piece of data. But in this environment, with this jobs report, hyper-scrutiny may be warranted. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, signaling labor market stability amid a shaky global economy. more
For the 27th consecutive month on a year-over-year basis, foreclosure petitions rose in Massachusetts in May, according to figures released by The Warren Group on Thursday. more
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