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Economic Indicators
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The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. 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
PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a "robust market." The median sales price … more
PROVIDENCE – Shopping centers and malls in the Providence area have one of the nation's highest vacancy rates for anchor stores, according to an analysis by Pitney Bowes and the Directory of Major Malls. Providence shared billing with … more
It may not seem like much of a recovery to most Americans, but the current economic expansion has many of the makings to become the longest in more than 150 years. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender, said profit rose 9.4 percent on gains in fixed-income trading revenue and declines in expenses. more
The residential real estate market in Rhode Island continued along its brisk pace in May, ending the month with a nearly 19 percent increase in sales activity for single-family houses, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy would show clear signs of improvement. more
FALL RIVER – The city's unemployment rate dropped again in May, to 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in April and a reduction from 9.5 percent in January. With the reduction, Fall River is tied for eighth-highest unemployment in the state. … more
In case you needed more evidence that getting a college degree is generally a good idea, Georgetown University is out with a new report that underscores how important a diploma has been in this recovery. more
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