Economic Indicators
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Service industries expanded in May at the fastest pace in nine months as orders picked up, indicating improving sales will help the U.S. economy strengthen. more
U.S. stocks declined, after benchmark indexes climbed to all-time highs Tuesday, as euro-area data showed slower-than-forecast inflation ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting. more
Home prices in the Providence area rose 5.9 percent in April compared with the same period in 2013, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Nissan Motor Co. all reported U.S. sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates in May. GM and Chrysler said industrywide sales were stronger than projected. more
Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. more
The cost of regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island held steady from last week’s rate, but the state’s consumers are still paying four cents more for than the national average of $3.67 and three cents more than Massachusetts drivers, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
If the insatiable demand for bonds has upended the models you use to value them, you’re not alone. more
Wherever the debate about the data in Thomas Piketty’s work on inequality may lead, there’s at least one bright side: The argument itself reflects a desirable shift in the field of economics toward answering questions that matter. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record Thursday, as reports showed consumer spending unexpectedly declined last month while confidence slid more than estimated. more
Unemployment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area plunged 1.6 percentage points to 7.8 percent in April, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.4 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
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