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Economic Indicators
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(Updated 12:50 p.m.) Rhode Island is one of several states facing “muted revenue growth” in 2016, Moody’s Investors Service said Friday in its report “States – US: State Tax Revenues Still Growing, but at a Slower Pace.” more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked among the 10 worst metropolitan areas for small-business growth in the United States, losing 625 small businesses over the four-year period measured by the American City Business Journals. more
U.S. stocks rallied along with oil prices as investors’ focus turned to the Federal Reserve’s first policy decision and outlook since the U.S. elections. The decision is due on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed for a seventh straight session. more
Rhode Island added the highest percentage of new construction jobs over the past year in the nation in February at 12.2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
The Rhode Island branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration held its 2017 Small Business Economic Summit Friday at Bryant University in which small business owners, led by local economic, community and government experts, gathered to discuss major issues faced by companies in the Ocean State. more
Gasoline prices rose 4 cents in Rhode Island, and 2 cents in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Tuesday. more
(Updated 9:06 a.m.) The failure of Delta Air Lines Inc.’s worldwide computer network this week spotlights the vulnerability of the information systems sustaining the biggest U.S. carriers, each of which has contended with major disruptions during the last year. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said an interest-rate increase would “likely be appropriate” at the central bank’s upcoming meeting if employment and inflation continue to meet policymakers’ expectations. more
Rhode Island ranked 48th nationally – or third worst in the nation – for jobs and opportunity in March, according to a new study released Thursday by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity. more
Employment in the U.S. climbed and wages picked up in March, signs of labor-market durability in the face of lethargic global growth. more
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