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Economic Indicators
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(Updated 12:46 p.m.) Distressed sales accounted for 12.3 percent of all homes sold in Rhode Island in April, and 10 percent of all homes sold in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area that same month, CoreLogic said this week. more
(Updated 12:38 p.m.) Employers added more workers in February than projected but wages unexpectedly declined, dashing hopes that reduced slack in the labor market was starting to benefit all Americans. more
Following a banner third quarter, Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent of The Washington Trust Co., is looking to augment its commercial loan portfolio. "The [commercial loan] pipeline has been over $200 million for the last … more
The median sale price of a single-family home in June reached $372,000, the highest in Massachusetts history, surpassing the past record of $370,000 set in August 2005, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. more
Consumer spending advanced for a fourth straight month in July, bolstered by stronger income gains, sending the biggest part of the U.S. economy to a solid third-quarter start, Commerce Department figures showed Monday in Washington. more
“Joe six-pack gets a raise,” proclaim Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Emanuella Enenajor and Lisa Berlin, commenting on the biggest source of upward pressure on U.S. wages in 2016. more
(Updated 1:46 p.m.) U.S. stocks edged lower, with the Dow Jones industrial Average failing to make progress toward 20,000, as oil erased gains and a rally in the dollar faltered in light trading ahead of the holidays. more
(Updated 2:46 p.m.) The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 118th on a list of the best-performing large cities released Wednesday by the nonprofit Milken Institute. more
More than half of business owners expect to make a significant, "transformational" change for their companies in the next three years, and 63 percent are without an exit strategy. That's according to a new report done by U.S. Trust, Bank of … more
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