Updated November 29 at 12:25pm
Economic Indicators
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European stocks advanced for a third day, extending their highest level since 2008, amid investor expectations the European Central Bank will announce a plan for quantitative easing this week. more
(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent for March, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from a revised 6.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
(Updated 1:49 p.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose 0.2 percent in March for a third month, signaling inflation is starting to firm. more
Wyoming showed the biggest percentage gain in employment with a 0.9 percent increase, followed by Oklahoma and Rhode Island at 0.7 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed Friday in Washington. more
(Updated 10:38 a.m. and 12:13 p.m.) “It’s back!” exulted Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. Word at a packed press conference at the Statehouse Friday morning of the return of the Volvo Ocean Race to Newport in May of 2018 had already seeped out, thanks to a Sail Newport magazine distributed on every seat at the event. more
Since May 5, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Volvo Ocean Race Village at Fort Adams State Park, but downtown merchants said they had mixed experiences in welcoming the tourists. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) Room revenue at 10 downtown hotels climbed 25.5 percent in April and 19.7 percent in March, compared with last year, according to Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. more
(Updated 4:42 p.m.) Global stocks added to losses that have them poised for the worst month in more than three years on fresh concern China’s efforts to prop up its markets will fail. U.S. equities pared declines as crude rallied to a one-month high. more
Household spending climbed more than forecast in August and incomes also rose as the biggest part of the U.S. economy continued to power past a global slowdown. more
Johnson & Wales University Chancellor John J. Bowen said that former Providence Journal Publisher, President and CEO Howard Sutton has been appointed as executive in residence in resource development. more
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