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Payrolls in the U.S. increased more than forecast in October, a sign that employers were optimistic the world’s biggest economy would weather the effects of the federal government shutdown. more
A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose almost 14 percent last month, marking the best August since 2005, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased in August to the highest level in three months, signaling progress in the labor market. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rebound from its longest losing streak this year, as investors awaited data on jobs and home sales to assess the pace of the economic recovery. more
Global stocks rebounded after the biggest decline in a month and Treasuries fell on speculation any economic effect from the U.S. government shutdown will be limited and already reflected in markets. The dollar weakened. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 19 percent in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, and the median sales price rose 10 percent, according to Rhode Island Association of Realtors data released Tuesday. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.4 percent in August to 122.8 from 122.3 in July. more
Rhode Island’s November unemployment rate of 9 percent remained the highest in New England and tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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