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Economic Indicators
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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
Macy’s Inc. will fire or relocate about 3,000 workers and explore options for its real estate after the largest U.S. department-store company suffered a worse holiday period than it expected. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed less than forecast in May as Americans were a little less ebullient about the economy’s prospects in the runup to the presidential election. more
For the 27th consecutive month on a year-over-year basis, foreclosure petitions rose in Massachusetts in May, according to figures released by The Warren Group on Thursday. more
(Updated 10:38 a.m. and 12:13 p.m.) “It’s back!” exulted Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. Word at a packed press conference at the Statehouse Friday morning of the return of the Volvo Ocean Race to Newport in May of 2018 had already seeped out, thanks to a Sail Newport magazine distributed on every seat at the event. more
(Updated 12:46 p.m.) Distressed sales accounted for 12.3 percent of all homes sold in Rhode Island in April, and 10 percent of all homes sold in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area that same month, CoreLogic said this week. more
(Updated 12:38 p.m.) Employers added more workers in February than projected but wages unexpectedly declined, dashing hopes that reduced slack in the labor market was starting to benefit all Americans. more
The median sale price of a single-family home in June reached $372,000, the highest in Massachusetts history, surpassing the past record of $370,000 set in August 2005, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Companies added more workers in November than forecast, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. more
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