Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Indicators
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Gasoline prices continue to drop in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, falling another 2 cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.5 percent in September to 128.8, according to a report issued by e-forecasting.com on Monday. The index rose 0.6 percent in August. more
Internet holiday shopping rose 9 percent so far today, known as Cyber Monday, slowing from the same time frame last year as Web deals failed to lure consumers. more
Rhode Island, like the rest of the nation, saw its foreclosure inventory fall in November, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
Americans’ confidence rose in December to an almost eight-year high, pointing to a pickup in holiday-related purchases. more
Growth in the world’s largest economy got off to a slower start in the fourth quarter as U.S. consumer spending, equipment orders and new-home sales were weaker than forecast in October. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs in October for a total preliminary estimate of 3,424,600, according to the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The October total unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6 percent. more
Despite a sluggish start to holiday-season spending, some local business owners have seen solid increases in sales, giving weight to a recent survey placing Providence in the top 20 best local shopping destinations in the country. more
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