Economic Indicators
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The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.4 percent in August to 122.8 from 122.3 in July. more
Financial conditions tightened after the first face-to-face talks between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to break the budget logjam as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its third day. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in September at a slower pace than forecast, indicating a pause in the momentum of the biggest part of the economy before the federal government shut down. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating U.S. employers were maintaining staff counts in the days leading up to the government shutdown. more
The partisan battles over the U.S. government shutdown and a potential debt default are beginning to merge into a single fiscal fight, raising the stakes for Republicans and Democrats to end the impasse. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in September, indicating the U.S. job market is struggling to gain momentum, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Global stocks rebounded after the biggest decline in a month and Treasuries fell on speculation any economic effect from the U.S. government shutdown will be limited and already reflected in markets. The dollar weakened. more
A partial shutdown of the federal government would cost the U.S. at least $300 million a day in lost economic output at the start, according to IHS Inc. more
A gauge of U.S. company credit risk rose for the fourth day as the U.S. government stands poised for its first partial shutdown in 17 years. The cost to protect the debt of Caesars Entertainment Corp. climbed. more
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