Updated February 23 at 12:29am
Economic Indicators
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Where can one find the most expensive homes in Rhode Island? Block Island took this title in 2016, topping the million-dollar mark for median sales price, according to The Warren Group, which compiled a list of the most exclusive communities in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, based on sales data. more
Personal spending barely increased in February and the prior month’s advance was revised down as Americans saved more of their incomes. more
The Rhode Island economy continues to improve and grow, if slowly. The state's gross domestic product expanded 1.4 percent in 2015 and is projected to increase 1.2 percent in 2016. The state employed 492,700 workers in November 2016, which … more
(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. more
U.S. factory output dropped in November for the first time in three months, showing an anemic recovery in manufacturing after an extended slowdown. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s election victory. more
Gear up for another year of two halves. more
Gasoline prices climbed 2 cents in Rhode Island and fell 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Citing high employment rates, optimism and Small Business Saturday, a Rhode Island retail expert is projecting a prosperous holiday shopping season for the state’s businesses and retail sector. more
Rhode Island remained 48th nationally on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s monthly Jobs & Opportunity Index report in October, and again is the last state in New England on the economic index. more
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