Updated February 7 at 12:26am
Economic Indicators
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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
Black Friday’s death has been greatly exaggerated before. This year, not so much. more
Douglas Hall has joined the staff of the Economic Progress Institute as its new director of economic and fiscal policy, the organization said Thursday. more
Consumer confidence climbed for a third week to reach its highest level since mid-April as Americans held more favorable views of the economy, buying climate and personal finances. more
The IMF warned officials to protect their financial systems from possible instability as the U.S. Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, saying shocks or policy missteps risk derailing the global economy and triggering equity market sell-offs. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
Rhode Island, as in most of the nation, has experienced economic growth since 2010. But in that period the Ocean State has seen cumulative growth at a rate that is roughly 75 percent as large as the United States as a whole. (Ocean State … more
HealthSource RI opened its 2016 enrollment period for health insurance plans with a mission to attract more residents and small businesses who are eligible to purchase insurance through the exchange. More than 2,600 Rhode Islanders called … more
One of the best ways for investors to have made money in U.S. stocks last year was to acquire them just before earnings season began. Bulls need that trade to work now more than any time in the past few years. more
A late surge in shopping and pent-up demand for woman’s clothing gave a boost to holiday sales, according to early spending figures. more
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