Updated March 4 at 3:04pm
Economic Indicators
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 18,000 for the first time as faster-than-forecast growth in gross domestic product boosted confidence in the economy and overshadowed declines in health-care companies. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the biggest drop since October in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as data showed service industries expanded at the slowest pace in six months and factory orders fell. more
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its first four-day stretch of losses in 13 months, as a slump in energy shares broadened to the rest of the market. more
Service industries expanded in December at the slowest pace in six months, indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy cooled as the year drew to a close. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its worst week since April, as investors weighed the implications of a corporate debt crisis in Portugal and assessed earnings reports. more
Internet holiday shopping rose 9 percent so far today, known as Cyber Monday, slowing from the same time frame last year as Web deals failed to lure consumers. more
Rhode Island, like the rest of the nation, saw its foreclosure inventory fall in November, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
Americans’ confidence rose in December to an almost eight-year high, pointing to a pickup in holiday-related purchases. more
Growth in the world’s largest economy got off to a slower start in the fourth quarter as U.S. consumer spending, equipment orders and new-home sales were weaker than forecast in October. more
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