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Economic Indicators
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Consumer confidence steadied after declining for the previous three weeks as Americans’ views toward spending improved by the most in five months. more
Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also holding the line on firings. more
Black Friday’s death has been greatly exaggerated before. This year, not so much. more
The dollar had its worst day in November after climbing to the highest level in more than a decade as traders consider the timing and pace of interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve. more
Rhode Island’s fiscal 2013 total tax collections were 14th highest in the country when measured on personal income and per capita, at $111.18 per $1,000, and $5,132, respectively, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual report, “How Rhode Island Revenues Compare.” more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.9 percent in September, unchanged from a year ago, but slightly above the national rate of 1.2 percent, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said encouraging U.S. economic data coupled with emerging signs of risk taking by some investors make it appropriate for the central bank to consider raising interest rates as soon as next month, while moving gradually thereafter. more
Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on Pawtucket’s general obligation bonds at BBB+, and is maintaining a stable outlook. more
Warwick had the lowest unemployment rate in September at 4.2 percent among four area cities identified by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
On the heels of a healthy August, September’s economic momentum in Rhode Island fared almost as well, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
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