Updated December 3 at 12:26pm
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
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
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
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s November policy meeting are likely to confirm that officials were creeping closer to their first interest-rate increase in a year before the Nov. 8 election, and developments since have only served to bolster the case for a hike. more
U.S. stocks rose toward their record high, led by energy companies, as oil jumped on optimism OPEC will agree to cut output. The dollar halted its longest winning streak versus the euro. 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
Worker productivity rose in the third quarter by the most in two years as the economy picked up steam, offering a respite from the weak efficiency gains that have defined the U.S. expansion. 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
Employers in April added the fewest number of workers in seven months and the U.S. jobless rate held steady as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring. more
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