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Economic Indicators
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Orders for capital equipment rose in April for a second straight month, a sign U.S. business investment could pick up in the second half of the year. more
January’s economic momentum sagged – an inauspicious start to 2015, Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island, said Monday. more
Consumer confidence fell more than forecast in February as the initial elation over the drop in fuel prices waned and Americans grew less optimistic about prospects for employment and income. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.7 percent in December, a half a percentage point drop from a year ago, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Cash collections rose 4.1 percent during the first seven months of the fiscal year, and also increased 0.4 percent in January compared with the same period a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for job creation, according to Gallup’s annual ranking of state job markets in 2014. more
Home sales are expected to increase by 9 percent in 2015, and home price growth is expected to be moderate, according to data firm CoreLogic’s 2015 housing outlook report. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings last week affirmed the “B” rating of Woonsocket’s $109 million in outstanding general obligation bonds, assigning the rating outlook as “stable.” more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, amid low volume as markets reopen after the Christmas holiday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for a second straight weekly gain near a record level. more
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