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Economic Indicators
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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 175th among the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas for its 1.5 percent economic growth in 2014, according to federal Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics released this week. more
When Federal Reserve officials meet this week to discuss how much more stimulus the U.S. economy needs, they will have to parse various arguments about the threat of inflation. Those who want the Fed to raise interest rates, for example, sometimes assert that whatever the headline numbers show, price increases are already hitting some people hard. more
A decade after home sales peaked, buyers who have enjoyed historically cheap mortgage rates during the industry’s recovery are now bracing for an end to the gravy train. more
U.S. shares joined equity gains in Europe and Asia, extending a rally that’s added $4.1 trillion to global equities this month, as a run of weaker-than-estimated economic reports from China, Europe and the United States boosted speculation central banks will maintain stimulus measures. more
A recent report on the hottest markets for office space found Boston among the top 10 nationally for growth in rents, between the second quarters of 2013 and 2015. more
Massachusetts home sales continue to pick up momentum, with pending sales in August jumping 42 percent from the same period last year, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. were little changed in August, restrained by lower fuel costs that signal inflation will remain weak. more
The 2 percent inflation target that the world’s most important central banks regard as the Goldilocks scenario for consumer prices - not too hot, not too cold - looks less and less likely to be achieved any time soon in many countries. more
Consumer attitudes in the U.S. held steady last week as weaker perceptions about the buying climate offset more sanguine views of household balance sheets. more
Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record in July, a sign employment will keep climbing. more
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