Updated May 29 at 5:25pm
Economic Indicators
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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to match a more than 42-year low, indicating employers are upbeat about an economy that bogged down in the first quarter. more
The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in March, bearing out Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s forecast that the recent pickup would prove fleeting. more
Businesses in New England’s First District have a generally positive outlook, as they continue to report rising revenue, and they expect that to persist, according to the Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s report on economic data, released Wednesday. more
A majority of credit cards in the U.S. now contain a chip designed to add more security -- yet most payment terminals at retailers can’t read the new technology. more
Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly fell in March, raising concern consumer spending is losing momentum. more
Every state in the nation has a wage gap between what women and men are paid. Rhode Island ranks 15th best for its 18-cent wage gap, according to an analysis released this week from the National Partnership for Women & Families. more
A prolonged period of slow growth has left the global economy more exposed to negative shocks and raised the risk that the world will slide into stagnation, the IMF warned. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.7 percent in February, a 2.5 percent drop from the prior year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices are unchanged from last week, ending a five-week streak of escalating prices, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
There hasn’t been much good news in U.S. corporate profits since they began sliding a year ago -- until now. more
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