Updated October 20 at 4:20pm
Economic Indicators
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The U.S. economy expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter as households tempered spending and businesses cut back on capital investment and made further adjustments to inventories. more
Most investors have been caught by surprise by the volatile start to 2016. The strong performance of a few stocks over the last 12 months has masked overall weakness that has persisted in the stock markets. The larger S&P 1500 and the S&P 600 Small … more
Orders for business equipment fell in December by the most in 10 months, a sign U.S. companies were slashing capital investment even before the turmoil in global financial markets. more
Jobless claims in the U.S. fell to 278,000 in the week ended Jan. 23, from 294,000 in the prior period, a report from the Labor Department showed on Thursday in Washington. more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. surged in December to the highest level in 10 months, closing out the best year for housing since 2007. more
Massachusetts had the highest number of single-family home sales in December since 2004, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island had the second-highest job growth in New England last year with a 1.8 percent gain, behind only Massachusetts, which reported 2.1 percent growth, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The state’s housing market rebounded in 2015 to its largest volume of single-family sales in a decade, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged and said they still expect to raise borrowing costs at a “gradual” pace while watching to see how the global economy and markets impact the U.S. outlook. more
Consumer confidence improved in January to a three-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the prospects for the economy, labor market and their incomes. more
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