Updated February 11 at 6:25am
Economic Indicators
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Even before the remnants of eastern Massachusetts’ snowiest winter have melted, second-home buyers flocking to Cape Cod’s beach towns have helped Steve Clay’s team of agents break their sales record. more
The fewest Americans in nine weeks filed applications for unemployment benefits, a sign of further strength in the labor market that will continue to support the U.S. expansion. more
The dollar had its worst day in November after climbing to the highest level in more than a decade as traders consider the timing and pace of interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve. more
The world’s largest economy sputtered to a near-halt in the first quarter, choked by a slump in U.S. business investment and exports that dimmed hopes for a meaningful short-term rebound. more
Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, signaling cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter. more
Foreclosure rates declined year over year by two-tenths of a percentage point in February in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Black Friday’s death has been greatly exaggerated before. This year, not so much. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators again rose 0.3 percent in January to a reading of 130.5, fueled in part by manufacturing and employment growth, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
The U.S. economy expanded at a faster pace in the third quarter than previously reported, reflecting a smaller hit from efforts to rein in bloated inventories. more
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