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Economic Indicators
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U.S. stocks were little changed on the last trading day of a year that capped the biggest bull market since the 1990s. more
WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in November as employment gains and low borrowing costs helped bring potential buyers into the market. The pending home sales index … more
Business accolades, economic development, scenic restaurants and Rhode Island’s capital city took center stage in 2014, making the list of PBN.com’s most-read stories. more
Rents in the Providence area increased 2.5 percent in 2014, representing the third-lowest increase in the top 50 metropolitan areas surveyed by real estate website Zillow. more
Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 341 of the 372 metropolitan areas, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area was among them, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Consumer confidence rose in December as Americans embraced more employment opportunities and persistent declines in prices at the gas pump. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area ranked No. 153 among 339 metropolitan areas around the nation in November in terms of construction employment with 4 percent year-over-year growth, according to information released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a slower pace in the year ended in October, putting the market on better footing heading into 2015. more
Home sales are expected to increase by 9 percent in 2015, and home price growth is expected to be moderate, according to data firm CoreLogic’s 2015 housing outlook report. more
Gasoline prices have had a double-digit drop for the third consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, reaching their lowest point in five years, according to AAA Southern New England. more
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