Economic Indicators
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Stocks rose, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching 16,000 for the first time, as China’s pledge to expand economic freedoms spurred speculation the country is headed toward more sustainable growth. more
Five years after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke dropped U.S. interest rates toward zero to end the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, America’s financial markets have become the envy of the world. more
U.S. stocks rose to records, with benchmark gauges capping a sixth week of gains, as investors assessed data on factory output amid growing speculation the Federal Reserve will maintain the pace of its monthly stimulus. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose more than forecast in October, indicating the partial government shutdown did little to halt the pickup in manufacturing at the start of the fourth quarter. more
U.S. household debt climbed 1.1 percent during the third quarter as borrowing for mortgages, education, car purchases and on credit cards all increased, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey. more
The trade deficit in the U.S. widened more than forecast in September to a four-month high, reflecting a pickup in imports of consumer goods and capital equipment. Exports declined for a third month. more
Despite “worrisome economic indicators,” Rhode Island’s economy is looking better now than during the four-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the fall 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
The U.S. budget deficit last month narrowed more than economists forecast from a year earlier as rising employment contributed to the strongest October revenue on record. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a record, after Macy’s Inc. jumped on better-than-estimated earnings and investors weighed the strength of the economy to assess when the Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in September to 123.3 from 122.6 in August. more
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