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Economic Indicators
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The world’s largest economy sputtered to a near-halt in the first quarter, choked by a slump in U.S. business investment and exports that dimmed hopes for a meaningful short-term rebound. more
Jobless rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 358 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including Providence-Warwick-Fall River which saw its rate drop to 6.8 percent from 8.7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
With the Great Recession and the uncertainty of three to four years ago behind us, the region’s businesses seem poised to make major leaps forward. At least that is what this winter’s edition of the PBN Business Survey reveals. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took a R.I. Public Transit Authority bus from his Silver Lake neighborhood on Tuesday morning to Kennedy Plaza for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated transit hub. more
Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, signaling cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter. more
The index of U.S. leading indicators increased in December, extending its rise to four straight months, as the world’s largest economy expanded. more
The Greater Providence Board of Realtors has hired Donna M. Andrews as CEO. The board said that Andrews has been a Realtor for 10 years. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has appointed Army Col. Michael Borg as director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security. more
In December, Rhode Island again ranked second among states with loans that are 90 days delinquent or more, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose less than forecast in December as higher prices limited sales to first-time buyers. more
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