Updated August 28 at 12:41am
Economic Indicators
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Confidence among U.S. consumers eased for a second month in August as households braced for an increase in interest rates that could slow growth. more
Connecticut’s Mohegan Tribe, which own the Mohegan Sun casino, hasn’t been able to complete a $53 million bond sale as competition for investors in the high-yield municipal debt market increases. more
Sales at U.S. retailers rose in July on growing demand for everything from cars to clothing, and a decline the previous month was wiped away, signaling consumers are propelling growth in the world’s largest economy. more
Both Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate and serious delinquency rate exceeded national rates in June, according to data released this week by CoreLogic. more
The heyday of worker productivity in the U.S. may have passed. Employee output per hour rose at a 1.3 percent annualized rate from April through June, following declines of 1.1 percent in the first quarter and 2.2 percent in the last three months of 2014, a Labor Department report showed Tuesday in Washington. more
Leonard Lardaro said Rhode Island’s economy showed more strength in June, and appears to be transitioning to a more rapid rate of economic growth. more
It’s been almost 20 months since Janet Yellen became chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, long enough to start drawing conclusions about her performance. Here’s the early line: She’s doing a great job. more
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said stubbornly low inflation in the U.S. won’t persist with the economy near full employment. more
Employers added 215,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate held at a seven-year low of 5.3 percent, signs of further progress in the U.S. labor market that’s keeping the Federal Reserve on the path toward raising interest rates as soon as next month. more
New England had the third-lowest unemployment rate in June among the nine geographic divisions nationwide at 4.8 percent in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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