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Economic Indicators
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(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Foreclosure petitions climbed 53 percent year over year in May in Massachusetts, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, which said this marked the 15th consecutive month of petition filing increases. more
It may not seem like much of a recovery to most Americans, but the current economic expansion has many of the makings to become the longest in more than 150 years. more
Rhode Island is the 22nd best state for drivers, according to Bankrate.com, which noted its low fatal crash rate and below average gasoline expenses. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender, said profit rose 9.4 percent on gains in fixed-income trading revenue and declines in expenses. more
In case you needed more evidence that getting a college degree is generally a good idea, Georgetown University is out with a new report that underscores how important a diploma has been in this recovery. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices are unchanged from last week, ending a five-week streak of escalating prices, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
U.S. stocks fell Monday, with equities down for a fifth consecutive session, as raw-material and energy shares retreated amid more signs of slowing in China, while biotechnology companies extended last week’s selloff. more
Revenue exceeded expectations in both May and on a fiscal year-to-date basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
A “State of the States” municipal credit report showed that Rhode Island ranked 40th, an eight spot improvement over last year. more
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