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Economic Indicators
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The sale of single-family homes in Rhode Island strengthened in November, climbing 12 percent over the same period in 2014. Median sale prices rose as well, increasing 6 percent to $220,000, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the U.S. central bank’s failure to get back to a strategy of gradual rate increases may threaten the ongoing U.S. economic recovery. more
Cash sales for homes in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined in June by 9.3 percentage points compared with June 2015, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Consumer confidence rose in September to the highest level since before the last recession, according to a report from the New York-based Conference Board on Tuesday. more
Companies boosted payrolls in December by the most in a year, indicating the U.S. job market had momentum as 2015 came to a close, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley repeated that he expects an interest-rate increase by the end of 2016, as the central bank draws closer to reaching its twin objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation. more
Faster growth in some commercial real-estate markets underscores the risk of creating imbalances in the U.S. economy the longer the Federal Reserve keeps their benchmark interest rate close to zero, said Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren. more
Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also holding the line on firings. more
You have to hand it to economists -- they say the darndest things. In a Wall Street Journal survey, a group of economists “put the odds of the next downturn happening within the next four years … more
Black Friday’s death has been greatly exaggerated before. This year, not so much. more
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