Economic Indicators
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Gasoline prices dropped again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
The city’s nuisance task force will receive a $250,000 grant to support its efforts to identify and remediate vacant and abandoned properties, among other initiatives, according to a press release from Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Too big to fail is likely to prove a costly epithet for the world’s biggest banks as regulators demand they increase debt securities to cover losses should they collapse. The shortfall … more
Economic momentum shifted into a higher gear in Rhode Island in August, a possible turning point in the state’s recovery, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said Monday. more
What do Providence, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis all have in common? more
Call it another false alarm in the China-overtaking-the-U.S. saga. Notwithstanding the latest estimates from the International Monetary Fund, the U.S., the world’s largest economy is still, well, numero uno. more
U.S. retail sales this holiday season may rise the most in three years as the improving employment picture gives more shoppers the means to splurge on gifts, the National Retail Federation said. more
The fall New England Economic Partnership outlook for Rhode Island (digested in Op-Ed form on the facing page) is similar in many ways to previous iterations. The forecast growth rates for the Ocean State lag New England and U.S. expectations. Yes, we are getting better. We just aren’t very good. more
First, the good news. Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year. The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 11.9 percent in March 2010 to 9.7 percent in December 2012 to 7.7 percent in August 2014. Between December 2012 and July 2014, the state added 9,700 jobs. more
Rhode Island had the third-highest tax rate on lodging last year, according to HVS Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Consulting’s third annual lodging tax study released this week. more
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