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Economic Indicators
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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
For the first time in a generation, Rhode Island has inched away from the most expensive tier for unemployment insurance rates paid by ­businesses. The reduction in the unemployment-related tax rates, which took effect in January, will be … 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
Sears Holdings Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating, raising fresh concerns about a company that has lost more than $10 billion in recent years. 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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