Updated July 27 at 1:27pm
Economic Indicators
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Retailers like to drag out weather as an excuse -- often dubiously -- to explain away lackluster results. But this Christmas it looks like they have a legitimate gripe. more
Christmas is a week away, but temperatures more typical of spring than mid-winter are draining global energy markets of any festive spirit. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The Providence metropolitan area had the third-highest year-over-year increase in home sales in the nation in November at 14.7 percent, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm. more
Almost one in four Americans said in December that the economy is getting better, helping give expectations a boost for a second month. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
New-home construction in the U.S. rebounded in November, led by gains in single-family dwellings that signal the residential real estate industry will continue to support growth in the world’s largest economy. more
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in a widely telegraphed move while signaling that the pace of subsequent increases will be “gradual” and in line with previous projections. more
Americans have flocked back to pickups and SUVs as gasoline prices have fallen and that’s slowing U.S. automakers’ progress on fuel economy targets, according to new data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
More than 4.3 million New Englanders are expected to travel this holiday season, a 2.2 percent increase compared with last year, AAA Northeast said. more
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