Updated October 8 at 5:08pm
Economic Indicators
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The IMF warned officials to protect their financial systems from possible instability as the U.S. Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, saying shocks or policy missteps risk derailing the global economy and triggering equity market sell-offs. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick area and Rhode Island dropped in October compared with the same period a year ago, but remain higher than the national rate, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
On the eve of a Senate hearing today into whether the Federal Reserve has been “captured” by the institutions it is supposed to regulate, the Fed announced a broad review of its supervision of the largest banks, and a top official acknowledged there’s a danger that examiners could be too easy on them. more
American households kept spending in June, capping a stronger quarterly performance for the biggest part of the economy. more
The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture of incremental progress consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view. more
Almost nothing in economics is more important, or mysterious, than productivity. It means the amount of stuff - goods, services, economic value - produced for a given amount of input. more
Compensation costs for private industry workers in New England increased 1.5 percent year over year in June, below the national rate of 1.9 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff. more
One hundred dollars stretches farther in Rhode Island than in Washington, D.C. or Hawaii. more
The index of U.S. leading economic indicators increased more than forecast in June as historically low borrowing costs and a rebound in housing propelled growth. more
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