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Economic Indicators
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It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The state's economy "improved" to a neutral value of 50 in May, reported University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index, but shows a "troubling trend" of not exceeding that value in … more
In the 1990s, Wal-Mart’s "everyday low prices" crushed small businesses. Mom and pop stores just couldn’t compete against the behemoth’s economies of scale and investments in its supply chain. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. rose more than forecast in June, paced by the biggest jump in fuel costs in a year. more
The number of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits last week held at the lowest level since mid-April, further evidence of a strong labor market. more
The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace since mid-May amid “slight” price pressures and some softening in consumer spending, a report from the Federal Reserve’s 12 districts showed. more
U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, while investors weighed prospects of further gains with equities at record levels and corporate earnings projected to decline for a fifth quarter. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate declined 2.8 percent year over year in May to 1.4 percent, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Job openings in May dropped from a record high and hiring cooled, a Labor Department report showed Tuesday, giving a more tempered assessment of the U.S. job market following the blowout payrolls numbers reported last week. more
The Federal Reserve resisted a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund that the central bank be willing to let inflation modestly exceed its target, saying such a move could be counterproductive to its objectives, an IMF report showed. more
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