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Economic Indicators
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Business parks have traditionally been a place for offices. But that's changing – or has already – in many places, including Rhode Island, as businesses look for new ways to attract and retain talent, which forces business-park owners … more
Consumer confidence increased for a third straight week as Americans grew more upbeat about the economy than at any time since the start of the year, figures from the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an all-time high as U.S. stocks added to a rally sparked by speculation Donald Trump’s policies will benefit businesses, with banks surging to the highest level since May 2008. more
There were 1,053 single-family home sales in Rhode Island in September, marking the most sales in any September on record for the Ocean State, according to a report released this week by The Warren Group. more
International Game Technology PLC, or IGT, has signed a seven-year extension with Georgia Lottery Corp. The company, with offices in Rhode Island, has been a partner since the Georgia lottery started, in 1993. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose in September from the lowest level of the year and hiring slowed, figures from the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed Tuesday. more
The foreclosure inventory rate fell to 1.2 percent in the Ocean State in September, a 34.2 percent drop over the year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Rhode Island was eighth-highest in the nation for its percentage of noncurrent loans in September at 7.1 percent, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Unemployment rates were lower than a year ago in September in 224 out of 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, which saw the rate fall to 4.8 percent from 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 15th among the 40 largest metropolitan areas for its home price increase in August of 5.7 percent, to $268,000 compared with $253,000 in August 2015, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
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