Updated April 28 at 5:28pm
Economic Indicators
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The momentum in orders for business equipment stalled in August following gains the prior two months as U.S. investment took a breather amid volatility in financial markets and concerns that global growth is slowing. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that a steady labor market will bolster U.S. growth. more
U.S. retail sales may increase as much as 4 percent this holiday season, less than last year’s gain, as shoppers’ wages remain stagnant, according to Deloitte LLP. more
Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down as the automaker became increasingly isolated amid a scandal over cheating on U.S. emissions tests. more
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a business networking reception on Sept. 24 in celebration of Rhode Island Manufacturing Week and Manufacturing Day. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
While U.S. unemployment has continued its downward trend, wage growth has remained elusive. more
Despite credit union loan growth outpacing bank lending nationwide last quarter, loan growth from both types of institutions was nearly the same in Rhode Island, according to a recent analysis. more
Gasoline prices are continuing to drop, falling 5 cents in Rhode Island and 4 cents in Massachusetts from last week, AAA Northeast said. more
Rhode Island, as of August, has recovered 73.1 percent of the 39,800 jobs lost during its recession, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
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