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Economic Indicators
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When Lincoln D. Chafee became governor in January 2011, the unemployment rate for Rhode Island residents was 11.4 percent. By November 2014, it had dropped to 7.1 percent. In the same time frame, … more
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Brookline Bancorp Inc. posted profit of $44.9 million for 2014, an increase of 20.8 percent on the 2013 results. Total interest and noninterest income increased 7.5 percent to $236.6 million. The bank attributed the increase to loan growth and improvements in its asset quality. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers’ earnings jumped. more
Paolino Properties, led by developer Joseph R. Paolino Jr., has bought a 100-space parking lot downtown that the developer says could lead to development of a parking garage or “other commercial opportunities.” more
Goldman Sachs may need to work on its image. This year, the firm beat recall-riddled General Motors along with Koch Industries and BP for the dubious distinction of worst corporate reputation, according to a new poll. more
December foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts increased 97 percent compared with the year-earlier period, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Consumer confidence declined last week from the highest level in more than seven years as Americans’ attitudes about their finances ebbed with the stock market. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area decreased year over year in November, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island’s largest county – Providence – reported a 2.2 percent wage gain in the 2014 second quarter, ranking it No. 123 among the 339 largest counties in the country, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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