Updated August 27 at 5:27pm
Economic Indicators
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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
Small companies in the U.S. see wages continuing to grow in coming months after a net 25 percent said they recently boosted worker compensation. more
Construction employment increased in 278 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick metropolitan area, in February, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The fewest Americans in nine weeks filed applications for unemployment benefits, a sign of further strength in the labor market that will continue to support the U.S. expansion. 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
Treasuries gained for a second day, extending an advance that made them the world’s best-performing government bonds in dollar terms over the past month. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart said the U.S. central bank should take a “cautious and conservative” approach as it moves toward starting to raise interest rates around the middle of this year. more
Another week, another double-digit decline in gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. more
Micro-units, typically bigger than a one-car garage, but smaller than a double, are growing in appeal, according to the Urban Land Institute. more
The most accurate U.S. equity forecasters say December is the wrong month to abandon stocks that by some measures are rising faster than ever before. more
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