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Economic Indicators
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A “State of the States” municipal credit report showed that Rhode Island ranked 40th, an eight spot improvement over last year. more
Sales at U.S. retailers were little changed in April, starting the second quarter on a weak note as Americans remained reluctant to splurge. more
Job openings in the U.S. fell in March from a 14-year high, a sign companies may have held off on posting vacancies amid slowing growth in the first quarter. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in March, a drop of three-tenths of a percentage point compared with the same prior-year period, according to CoreLogic. more
America means business -- or used to. Time was, anyone with a good idea and some startup money could take a chance and open a business. That risk-taking spirit kept millions of middle-class Americans upwardly mobile, with jobs that let them buy homes, raise families, send the kids to college and retire comfortably. more
Gasoline prices rose 4 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Texas is the place to be for college graduates looking to launch careers, according to WalletHub. Providence, not so much. more
Economic momentum picked up in March in Rhode Island in spite of “weather-related distortions,” positioning the state for better future performance, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic … more
The Federal Reserve's latest statement contained an unusual hint about their optimism for better economic growth this year. "Consumer sentiment remains high," the statement said, breaking from the usual drone about recent economic trends. … more
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