Economic Indicators
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Gasoline prices rose for a fifth consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, mirroring national energy price trends, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased less than expected in January, a sign labor market cooling from late 2013 persisted as severe winter weather hammered the eastern and mid-western U.S. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing above its record close, as purchases of new homes unexpectedly climbed to the highest level in more than five years and retailers rallied. more
The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, suggesting some loss of momentum heading into 2014. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
Consumer confidence fell more than forecast in February as growing concern about the U.S. economy’s direction outweighed improving perceptions of its current state. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
About 90 percent of Rhode Island business leaders think the U.S. economy will improve in the next 12 months, based on a survey taken by about 350 attendees at the Santander Bank and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Breakfast at the Omni Hotel on Thursday. more
Despite severe winter weather during the first months of 2014 that put pressure on New England business owners in several industries, the overall economic outlook remains cautiously optimistic, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Consumer debt in the U.S. rose last quarter by the most in more than six years as Americans borrowed to buy homes and cars and to pay for education, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. more
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