Updated January 30 at 7:30pm
Economic Indicators
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Workers in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area had an average hourly wage of $23 in May 2013, roughly 3 percent above the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a two-week high, as speculation the crisis in Ukraine won’t escalate overshadowed weaker-than- estimated economic data. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose more than forecast last week, interrupting a steady decline to pre-recession lows. more
U.S. stocks rose, rebounding from Tuesday’s decline, as data showed retail sales were little changed last month and investors assessed corporate earnings reports. more
Retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as car demand slowed and tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers. more
Job openings rose in June to the highest level in more than 13 years, firming up the U.S. labor market picture for the second half of the year. more
Rhode Island single-family home prices dropped 4 percent in June compared with the same period last year on stable sales volume, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
U.S. stocks rose, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had its best day in five months, amid optimism that tension between Russia and Ukraine will ease and American airstrikes will push back militants in Iraq. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Tim Grenier, owner of the Grenier Group in East Greenwich, is trying to fill out a Warwick Neck 8-lot subdivision by building a house or two at a time and using his own money to do it. more
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