Updated February 9 at 12:27am
Economic Indicators
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For months, Federal Reserve officials have pledged that this rate hiking cycle will be gradual and data-dependent. After they finally lifted rates for the first time in almost a decade last month, market participants and economists have focused on just what that means. more
CoreLogic said home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area increased 5.3 percent over the year in November. more
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, says bonds will “struggle” in 2016 as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 420 points as a selloff in Chinese equities spread around the world amid renewed concern that growth there is slowing at the same time that manufacturing in the U.S. decelerated. A flareup in tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran added to geopolitical unease. more
Gasoline prices remain just above $2 in Rhode Island, and just below $2 in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. contracted in December at the fastest pace in more than six years as factories, hobbled by sluggish global growth, cut staff at the end of 2015. more
Rhode Island firefighters and emergency medical services personnel are encouraged to apply for federal funding through the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said this week. more
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is “to get a better job,” according to WalletHub, but apparently Providence isn’t the best place to look for one. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts home sales increased 10.3 percent, and condominium sales climbed 16.5 percent, in November, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said last week. A total of 4,011 single-family homes were sold in … more
Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
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