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Economic Indicators
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Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Venture capitalists invested $16.3 million in Rhode Island companies in 2015, considerably less than in 2014, when venture capital investments topped $124 million. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
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
In signs of a strengthening economy, businesses are increasingly reinvesting in both employees and big-ticket items despite rising health care costs and other concerns, according to Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey. … more
Free parking is being offered in designated commercial districts in the city starting today as part of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s #ThinkPVD campaign to encourage local shopping this holiday season. more
Most investors have been caught by surprise by the volatile start to 2016. The strong performance of a few stocks over the last 12 months has masked overall weakness that has persisted in the stock markets. The larger S&P 1500 and the S&P 600 Small … more
The Rhode Island economy contracted in the second quarter at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Friday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
Rhode Island is the fourth-most expensive state to get married, according to Thumbtack, with an average cost of $15,233. more
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