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Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than five years, extending swings typical for the month of July. more
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
New England experienced modest growth in economic activity, the Federal Reserve’s Current Economic Conditions brief – otherwise known as the Beige Book – reported Wednesday. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, indicating a second day of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors weighed the Federal Reserve’s stimulus plans after data showed employment increased more than forecast in May and the jobless rate rose. more
When Federal Reserve policy makers start to curb $85 billion in monthly bond buying, possibly before the end of the year, the last thing they want to do is spoil the nascent U.S. housing recovery. more
Unemployment rates fell year over year in March in 306 of the United States’ 372 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro, according to the latest non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s decimated residential construction industry has three small pockets of activity, according to Rhode Island Builders Association Executive Director John Marcantonio. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will advance for a fifth straight day, as exports from China, the world’s second- largest economy, topped forecasts. more
Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in almost six years, signaling the U.S. job market continues to mend. more
Rhode Island’s rate of mortgaged homes in the process of foreclosure fell to 2.3 percent in June, a 0.7 percent year-to-year decrease, according to a monthly national foreclosure report released Tuesday by property information provider CoreLogic. more
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