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Economic Indicators
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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area lost 300 construction jobs over the year in November, a 1 percent decline that put the area at No. 256 in a ranking of 358 metro areas, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
U.S. natural gas futures dropped to a seven- week low as milder weather followed a burst of extreme cold in the Northeast. more
Consumer confidence rebounded more than forecast in December as Americans grew more optimistic about the current state of the economy and job market. more
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in a widely telegraphed move while signaling that the pace of subsequent increases will be “gradual” and in line with previous projections. more
The economy is expanding, but at a “somewhat slower pace” than just six weeks ago, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report on economic activity. more
Most investors have been caught by surprise by the volatile start to 2016. The strong performance of a few stocks over the last 12 months has masked overall weakness that has persisted in the stock markets. The larger S&P 1500 and the S&P 600 Small … more
A declining 5.1 percent unemployment rate did not keep Rhode Island’s economic momentum from sagging in December, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
U.S. workers and consumers seem to be doing pretty well at the moment. Businesses, not so much. We've been hearing a lot over the past decade-plus, though, about the diverging fortunes of U.S.-based corporations and U.S.-based people. The … more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.5 percent in May, a four-tenths of a percentage point drop from May 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island’s economic momentum, measured monthly by economist Leonard Lardaro, has met or exceeded year-earlier values five months in a row, a clear indication of progress. more
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