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Economic Indicators
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WASHINGTON - Orders for American-made durable goods unexpectedly dropped in February as manufacturers absorbed the damage inflicted by a rising dollar and slumping energy production. Bookings for … more
This year’s Independence Day weekend gasoline prices were the most expensive since 2008. At $3.75 per gallon of self-serve, regular unleaded gas, Rhode Islanders are paying 15 cents more than last year. more
Job openings rose in May to the highest level in almost seven years, a sign the U.S labor market will help boost economic growth in the second half of this year. more
U.S. stocks fell a second day from record levels, with the Nasdaq Composite Index tumbling the most since April, as investors sold Internet and biotechnology shares before the start of earnings season. more
U.S. stocks rose following a two-day selloff, as Alcoa Inc. rallied after earnings topped estimates and investors awaited minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting. more
Consumer confidence stabilized after falling a record nine straight weeks as Americans became less downbeat about the economy. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The slowest going in 13 months for service providers including retailers and restaurants indicates a weaker pace for the U.S. recovery from a first-quarter contraction. more
The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Consumer confidence declined last week from the highest level in more than seven years as Americans’ attitudes about their finances ebbed with the stock market. more
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