Updated August 4 at 5:04pm
Economic Indicators
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Imports dropped in June by the most in a year as the U.S. economy moved closer to energy independence, helping the trade deficit unexpectedly narrow. more
The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture of incremental progress consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view. more
Almost nothing in economics is more important, or mysterious, than productivity. It means the amount of stuff - goods, services, economic value - produced for a given amount of input. more
Compensation costs for private industry workers in New England increased 1.5 percent year over year in June, below the national rate of 1.9 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Consumer confidence retreated in July as Americans’ expectations deteriorated to an eight-month low. more
Single-family home sales rose 8 percent from April through June compared with the same time period last year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, which said the data shows that the housing market continues to gain momentum. more
Rhode Island ranked 13th among the 50 states for its 1.5 percent year-over-year export growth for the first five months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff. more
Massachusetts home sales increased 11.4 percent in June, making it the best month for sales in 10 years, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
An oceanfront estate overlooking the Cliff Walk sold on Monday for $15 million, the most expensive residential sale in Rhode Island in the past two years, according to Lila Delman Real Estate International, which represented the seller. more
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