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Economic Indicators
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The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labor market remains steady. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. fell last week from a nine-month high as households became less optimistic about their finances, the buying climate and the national economy, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
Over the past decade, Americans got a crash course in money management. The financial crisis and the great recession offered a ton of lessons — the dangers of debt being a big one — while making it impossible to ignore the topic of finance. more
Looking at such things as growth in business and gross domestic product, new building permits and municipal bonds per capita, Newport County has the greatest amount of investment in its local economy among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to the latest SmartAsset study. more
In the retirement security Olympics, it’s a sweep for northern Europe. Norway, Switzerland and Iceland won the top three spots in Natixis Global Asset Management’s fourth annual ranking, released Tuesday. more
New-home construction in the United States rose more than forecast in June, providing some momentum for residential real estate near the end of its busy selling season. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in July as U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union flustered high-income earners. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. last month posted the strongest advance since January, helped by automobile production and a sign domestic demand is improving. more
PROVIDENCE – Single-family home sales in Rhode Island climbed nearly 23 percent in May, representing the 13th consecutive month of positive gains, The Warren Group said July 12. Timothy Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, said low … more
It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
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