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Economic Indicators
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Hotel tax collections grew 7.3 percent year over year in June, and meal and beverage tax collections increased 6.6 percent, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
Investors who woke up expecting clarity on interest rates or the strength of the U.S. economy got neither. more
Revenue exceeded expectations by 4.2 percent during the first month of the fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Employers added 173,000 workers in August and the jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent, a level that the Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. more
Federal Reserve officials could be in a jam as they prepare for their Sept. 16-17 policy meeting: The growing divergence between the relatively healthy U.S. economy and the turbulence elsewhere is complicating their deliberations over whether to begin a rate-raising campaign immediately or delay any action until December or beyond. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast to an eight-week high, representing a pause in a trend of more muted firings. more
If oil prices take another dramatic slide, as I believe they will, who wins and who loses? And could plummeting oil prices sow the seeds of the next recession? more
Most business contacts in the First District reported moderate growth in July and August, the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” report showed. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posted one of its steepest drops this year, amid a respite from a global equities selloff. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th among the 50 states for a 0.1 percent decline year-over-year in exports for the first six months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
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