Updated March 28 at 12:28pm
Economic Indicators
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Purchases of new U.S. homes fell in December to a 10-month low, suggesting the post-election jump in mortgage rates pushed out potential buyers. more
Those looking to buy a home in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area should wait until February to get the best deal, according to NerdWallet. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the last four, showing a resilient labor market. more
Economics became a spectator sport in the "Freakonomics" era, and these days all eyes are on Massachusetts, a state that increased its minimum wage and still achieved one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. What's its secret? more
Route 146, close to the Massachusetts border, will be closed overnight on Friday, March 24 to allow for the safe removal of the Central Street bridge. more
U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor market continued its steady growth in the new year. more
Gary E. Furtado is the president and CEO of Navigant Credit Union, Rhode Island’s oldest credit union. He talks with Providence Business News about the credit union’s performance in 2016, its its challenges and what credit unions should be looking for in 2017. more
The U.S. population keeps shifting to the West and South: as of July 1, 61.6 percent of Americans lived in those two regions, the Census Bureau reported this week. more
Where can one find the most expensive homes in Rhode Island? Block Island took this title in 2016, topping the million-dollar mark for median sales price, according to The Warren Group, which compiled a list of the most exclusive communities in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, based on sales data. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s election victory. more
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