Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Indicators
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A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. more
Sales of single-family homes in Rhode Island rose 18 percent in December from the same period last year, and prices rose as well, to a median price that was 4 percent greater than in December 2013, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Tim Grenier, owner of the Grenier Group in East Greenwich, is trying to fill out a Warwick Neck 8-lot subdivision by building a house or two at a time and using his own money to do it. more
Rhode Island’s economy was ranked the 46th fastest-growing state economy in the U.S., according to a recent analysis done by Business Insider. more
BOSTON – Newport is the 13th most-expensive summer destination in the U.S., while two Massachusetts communities ranked in the top three, according to a new survey from CheapHotels.org. more
U.S. stocks rebounded, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index erasing declines for the week, as signs tensions are easing in Ukraine outweighed concern over crises in the Middle East. more
Financial firms raised the most money this year in U.S. initial public offerings since 2008, as investors shook off doubts from the credit crisis and bet that a new breed of lenders is poised to wrest business from big banks. more
Customers are running up healthy restaurant and bar tabs at Rhode Island establishments this year, with state residents better off for it. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed to a 14-year high Monday, as retailers rallied on better-than-projected earnings while data showed inflation pressures remain limited and housing starts jumped. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she still isn’t satisfied with the U.S. labor market. Deciding when she is won’t be easy. more
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