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Economic Indicators
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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in a widely telegraphed move while signaling that the pace of subsequent increases will be “gradual” and in line with previous projections. more
Americans have flocked back to pickups and SUVs as gasoline prices have fallen and that’s slowing U.S. automakers’ progress on fuel economy targets, according to new data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
More than 4.3 million New Englanders are expected to travel this holiday season, a 2.2 percent increase compared with last year, AAA Northeast said. more
The U.S. cost of living held steady in November, underscoring scant inflation that is well below the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
A giant housing-debt hangover has been one of the main culprits behind the U.S. economy’s lackluster recovery from the 2008 recession. In one encouraging sign, new data from the Federal Reserve suggest that American homeowners might finally be getting out from under it. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged homes in negative equity at 12.3 percent in the nation in the third quarter, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders in December slipped further away from a decade high, a sign progress in the housing industry may moderate as developers fret over rising costs for lots and labor. more
A decade after home sales peaked, buyers who have enjoyed historically cheap mortgage rates during the industry’s recovery are now bracing for an end to the gravy train. more
Gasoline prices are at their lowest since spring 2009, falling 5 cents in Rhode Island and 2 cents in Massachusetts since last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
An “inauspicious start” to the fourth quarter is at least not as bad as it could be, as reflected in economic momentum in Rhode Island that slowed in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
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