Updated July 1 at 9:01pm
Economic Indicators
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BOSTON – Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November, reducing its unemployment 0.2 percentage points, to 5.8 percent, the Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported last week. more
After a rocky start to the holiday shopping season, U.S. retailers benefited from cheaper gas prices and an improving job market in the weeks leading up to Christmas, raising optimism that sales reached a three-year high. more
Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers are on pace to sell more products online than ever this holiday season, aided by early promotions and investments in delivery systems that helped avoid the widespread shipping delays of last year. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, amid low volume as markets reopen after the Christmas holiday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for a second straight weekly gain near a record level. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Rhode Island’s exports increased 14.8 percent in October compared with a year earlier, according to the latest data collected by e-forecasting.com. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending gains after a five-day rally in equities that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 18,000 for the first time. more
November cash collections increased on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
(Updated, 3:44 p.m.) The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers. more
Online gift contributions to CollegeBoundfund, Rhode Island’s tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan, have topped the $1 million mark. more
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