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Economic Indicators
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Venture capitalists invested $16.3 million in Rhode Island companies in 2015, considerably less than in 2014, when venture capital investments topped $124 million. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
Alan Hassenfeld, the former chairman and CEO of one of the state's largest companies, Hasbro Inc., isn't buying the conventional wisdom on municipal bankruptcy, that it is a tarnish worth avoiding at all costs. "I think we're in deeper … more
Providence is the third-worst city to retire, due to its lack of affordability, WalletHub said. more
Leonard Lardaro said Rhode Island’s economy showed more strength in June, and appears to be transitioning to a more rapid rate of economic growth. more
One big piece of news in the past couple of weeks has been the release of a new paper by recent economics Nobel winner Angus Deaton and his co-author Anne Case. The paper highlights a very disturbing trend – death rates are increasing for white … more
Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … 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
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
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