Updated October 9 at 6:09pm
Economic Indicators
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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 175th among the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas for its 1.5 percent economic growth in 2014, according to federal Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics released this week. more
The world’s largest economy expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, boosted by gains in consumer spending and construction that may help the U.S. withstand a global slowdown. more
The momentum in orders for business equipment stalled in August following gains the prior two months as U.S. investment took a breather amid volatility in financial markets and concerns that global growth is slowing. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that a steady labor market will bolster U.S. growth. more
U.S. retail sales may increase as much as 4 percent this holiday season, less than last year’s gain, as shoppers’ wages remain stagnant, according to Deloitte LLP. more
Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down as the automaker became increasingly isolated amid a scandal over cheating on U.S. emissions tests. more
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a business networking reception on Sept. 24 in celebration of Rhode Island Manufacturing Week and Manufacturing Day. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
While U.S. unemployment has continued its downward trend, wage growth has remained elusive. more
Gasoline prices are continuing to drop, falling 5 cents in Rhode Island and 4 cents in Massachusetts from last week, AAA Northeast said. more
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