Updated March 31 at 12:49pm
Economic Indicators
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Gasoline prices plunged again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this past week due to falling oil prices, 11 cents and 10 cents, respectively, AAA Southern New England said on Monday. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week, representing a pause from a recent run of readings close to a 14-year low. more
MassChallenge, a startup accelerator program, awarded $1.75 million at its annual startup awards ceremony Wednesday, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Companies in the U.S. added 208,000 workers in November, indicating steady progress in the labor market, a private payrolls report showed. more
Consumer confidence advanced in October as Americans enjoyed further price drops at the gas pump and the job market continued to improve. more
The Dunkin’ Donuts chain, capitalizing on the cult-like demand for Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Cronut in New York, is introducing its own doughnut-croissant hybrid next week. more
Gas prices are continuing their downward spiral in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, dropping 5 cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gas prices. more
Individual default rates in the U.S. have dropped to their lowest level since before the financial crisis as consumer confidence rises and first-time jobless claims fall. more
The negative outlook on the U.S.’s AAA credit-ranking was changed to stable by DBRS Inc. amid declining federal budget deficits and after Congress suspended the nation’s debt limit earlier this year until 2015. more
Retail sales increased in March by the most since September 2012 as Americans bought more cars, clothing and garden supplies, helping the economy recover from a weather-depressed start to the year. more
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