Updated February 25 at 12:26pm
Economic Indicators
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Consumer confidence jumped more than forecast this month as Americans expressed the sunniest picture of their financial situation in 11 years, extending a boost following Donald Trump’s election victory. more
PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in Rhode Island climbed nearly 23 percent in May, representing the 13th consecutive month of positive gains, The Warren Group said July 12. Timothy Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, said low … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state's economy "improved" to a neutral value of 50 in May, reported University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index, but shows a "troubling trend" of not exceeding that value in … more
It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
It might be time to ask your boss for a raise—that is, if you haven’t gotten one already. more
WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. reported a 23.6 percent jump in profit, and a 15.5 percent hike in revenue, in its third-quarter earnings report released Nov. 8. CVS said net income was $1.5 billion, or $1.43 per diluted share, compared … more
PROVIDENCE – Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area and in Rhode Island rose 6.5 percent and 6.7 percent, respectively, in November compared with the same month in 2015, CoreLogic said. Data includes distressed … more
Sally Lapides is president and CEO of Residential Properties Ltd., of Providence, one of the state’s largest residential real estate agencies, with 1,572 sales in 2014, according to the 2016 Providence Business News Book of Lists. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in June to an almost one-year high as the price of oil jumped and American companies imported more consumer goods. more
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