Updated December 6 at 1:06pm
Economic Indicators
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Alan Hassenfeld, the former chairman and CEO of one of the state's largest companies, Hasbro Inc., isn't buying the conventional wisdom on municipal bankruptcy, that it is a tarnish worth avoiding at all costs. "I think we're in deeper … more
The Beige Book, the Federal Reserve’s snapshot of economic data, said the outlook is “cautiously positive” in the First District, which comprises all of New England except Fairfield County in Connecticut. more
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to a level that’s consistent with steady improvement in the labor market. more
Companies added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. job market remains strong, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
The recent carnage in financial markets has prompted much speculation about whether the U.S. economy is headed into a recession. If so, it certainly isn’t acting that way. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area rose 5.7 percent over the year in January, and climbed 5.6 percent during the same period in Rhode Island, CoreLogic said this week. more
Factory activity in February shrank less than forecast as gains in new orders and production provided signs that the beleaguered industry could soon stabilize. more
Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That’s even as the prices of services and nondurables have mostly kept rising. The … more
The Providence metro ranked 20th among the nation’s 40 largest metropolitan areas for its 4.5 percent home price increase in December compared with December 2014, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in January by the most in two years, representing a setback in residential real estate leading up to the spring selling season. more
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