Updated January 21 at 8:21pm
Economic Indicators
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Employers in May added the fewest number of workers in almost six years, reflecting broad cutbacks that may raise concern about U.S. growth and prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to put off an increase in interest rates. more
The Ocean State’s economy is picking up steam, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Purchasing managers at U.S. factories anticipate sales will grow 2.8 percent in 2016, down from the 4.1 percent they forecast in December, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said positive forces supporting U.S. job growth and higher inflation will still probably outweigh negative developments, calling additional gradual interest-rate increases appropriate without specifying their precise timing. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. last month posted the strongest advance since January, helped by automobile production and a sign domestic demand is improving. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the nation in the first quarter at 13.3 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
The state’s economic momentum in April “deteriorated noticeably,” said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index. more
Confidence among American consumers in June eased from an almost one-year high as favorable views about personal finances were offset by concerns about the economy’s prospects. more
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, while investors weighed prospects of further gains with equities at record levels and corporate earnings projected to decline for a fifth quarter. more
Few banks face as much pressure as Bank of America Corp. on Thursday, when the Federal Reserve posts initial results from annual stress tests just 30 minutes before U.K. polls close on the so-called Brexit vote. more
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