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Economic Indicators
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Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy. more
The Federal Reserve acted as expected Wednesday: It left interest rates unchanged and used language that was somewhat more hawkish, increasing the probability of a rate increase in June. more
The U.S. economy expanded in the first quarter at the slowest pace in two years as American consumers reined in spending and companies tightened their belts in response to weak global financial conditions and a plunge in oil prices. more
With 1,906 single-family home sales in the first quarter, a 15 percent increase compared with the same period last year, Rhode Island experienced its busiest first quarter since 1986, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island has the 11th highest median property tax rate in the nation at 1.93 percent, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
More Americans than forecast signed contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes in March, an encouraging sign as the housing market was entering its busiest selling season of the year. more
Consumer confidence retreated more than forecast in April as Americans’ optimism about the outlook for the economy and employment waned. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in February was 1.68, slightly lower than it was in February 2015 when it was 1.71 percent, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods climbed less than forecast in March as demand for capital equipment remained weak, a sign that a diminished growth outlook is impeding investment. more
Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
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