Updated July 26 at 11:26am
Economic Indicators
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The world’s largest economy expanded more than previously projected in the first quarter as improved performance in trade and business investment more than made up for weaker consumer spending. more
In the retirement security Olympics, it’s a sweep for northern Europe. Norway, Switzerland and Iceland won the top three spots in Natixis Global Asset Management’s fourth annual ranking, released Tuesday. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m.) Single-family home sales in Rhode Island jumped 25.1 percent in November compared with November 2014, marking the seventh consecutive month of double-digit sales growth, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
U.S. stocks slipped, tracking declines in European markets amid simmering concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union will further weigh on tepid global growth. more
A giant housing-debt hangover has been one of the main culprits behind the U.S. economy’s lackluster recovery from the 2008 recession. In one encouraging sign, new data from the Federal Reserve suggest that American homeowners might finally be getting out from under it. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. fell last week from a nine-month high as households became less optimistic about their finances, the buying climate and the national economy, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts continue to fall, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s capital city has some of the most frugal residents in the nation thanks to their coupon use. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
(Updated 1:24 p.m.) Stocks tumbled around the world, with U.S. equities headed for their lowest levels in 15 months, and bonds and gold jumped as oil’s plunge below $30 sent markets reeling. Treasuries extended gains as economic data and earnings added to concern that global growth is faltering. more
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