Updated March 5 at 5:45pm
Economic Indicators
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Employers in the U.S. boosted payrolls in March and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent even as more Americans entered the labor force, showing steady progress that will probably prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to continue reducing stimulus while keeping interest rates low. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the biggest drop for the Nasdaq 100 Index in two years, as technology and consumer companies extended last week’s slide before the start of corporate earnings season. more
The long-awaited pickup in U.S. business investment will take place this year. No, really. more
Retail sales in the U.S. rose in February for the first time in three months, a sign consumers are starting to shake off the effects of the harsh weather that curbed spending even more than previously estimated. more
U.S. stocks fell, erasing early gains after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index came within four points of a record as data showed an increase in retail sales and a drop in jobless claims. more
U.S. stocks climbed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a fifth quarterly gain, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled continued monetary support and tensions appeared to ease in Ukraine. more
Gasoline prices remain dropped a penny in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, the first time since early February that average prices in both states showed declines, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in almost a decade, lifted by a strengthening economy and consumers spreading out their purchases over a longer season, according to … more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at a faster pace in March as gains in production and orders showed the industry was mending at the close of a winter-depressed first quarter. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty are scheduled to announce on Monday afternoon that funds that the state borrowed to cover unemployment insurance benefit payments will be paid back six months early. more
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