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Economic Indicators
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One of the strongest orthodoxies in modern economics is being challenged, and there could be big implications for the state of the profession. The new, rebellious ideas might also help us understand why financial bubbles happen. Economists … more
Almost nothing in economics is more important, or mysterious, than productivity. It means the amount of stuff - goods, services, economic value - produced for a given amount of input. more
Compensation costs for private industry workers in New England increased 1.5 percent year over year in June, below the national rate of 1.9 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Consumer confidence retreated in July as Americans’ expectations deteriorated to an eight-month low. more
With unemployment in Massachusetts reaching pre-recession levels, the state’s economy is humming along, according to MassBenchmarks. more
The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture of incremental progress consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of 351 metro areas out of 387 that experienced a year-over-year drop in its jobless rate in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff. more
Rhode Island ranked 13th among the 50 states for its 1.5 percent year-over-year export growth for the first five months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Single-family home sales rose 8 percent from April through June compared with the same time period last year, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, which said the data shows that the housing market continues to gain momentum. more
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