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Economic Indicators
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Purchases of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in March for a third month, reflecting the weakest pace of demand in the West since July 2014. more
Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. more
The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for U.S. growth this year, urging the Federal Reserve to lean toward modestly overshooting its inflation target in considering whether the economy can handle higher interest rates. more
Jobless claims increased more than expected last week, reflecting a jump in California that otherwise masked steady progress in the U.S. labor market. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is asking the business community to "double down" its investment into the Ocean State economy, saying the state has garnered momentum and indicators are beginning to point in the right direction. But … more
New-home construction in the U.S. slumped more than projected in March, reflecting a broad-based retreat that showed the industry lost momentum heading into the busiest time of year. more
While the overall employment picture in the Ocean State has improved over the last year – the number of employed Rhode Islanders increased by 2,500 from March 2015 to March 2016, the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent from 6.3 percent, and the … more
The campaign for the U.K. to quit the European Union was forced onto the back foot Monday as momentum shifted back to “Remain” three days before the EU referendum. The pound jumped the … more
The Federal Reserve resisted a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund that the central bank be willing to let inflation modestly exceed its target, saying such a move could be counterproductive to its objectives, an IMF report showed. more
People have strong opinions about what constitutes affluence. Last week I ventured that U.S. households with six-figure incomes generally make the cut, given that they make up the top quarter of the income distribution. more
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