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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Interior supported 774 jobs in fiscal 2018.

Department of the Interior reports economic impact in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of the Interior supported 774 jobs and had an economic output of $62.3 million in Rhode Island fiscal 2018,...
THE NEW YORK Fed's measure of inflation expectations three years from now slipped to 2.4% in September, the lowest level in data going back to 2013. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

U.S. inflation expectations slip to record low in Fed survey

NEW YORK – A gauge of inflation expectations from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York fell in September to the lowest level in...
THE CCI in Rhode Island was 67, indicating expansion. However, the value declined from a value of 83 one month prior. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy slows in August despite scattered growth

PROVIDENCE – The state’s current conditions index for August matched its value from one year ago at 67, a decline from 83 one month prior.Despite...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER

Average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., increases 4.2% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., was $999 in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.2% increase year over year,...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE announced it will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills per month to improve its control over the benchmark interest rate. The purchasing of bills sis expected to continue until at least the second quarter of 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed to start buying $60B of treasury bills a month from...

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve said it will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills per month to improve its control over the benchmark...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN consumer sentiment index to a three-month high of 96 from September’s 93.2. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rises to three-month high

WASHINGTON – Sentiment among American consumers posted a surprise jump in October amid expectations for rising incomes and lower inflation, indicating households will continue...
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Five questions with Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly | Rhode Island market president, Citizens Bank1. What are your primary duties? A key part of the job is representing Citizens at...

Many can take a bow for Quonset’s success

The Quonset Business Park has been the leading engine of Rhode Island’s economic growth and job creation for years and continues to grow and...

Housing might rescue economy from trade war

Recently released manufacturing data made two things clear: The Federal Reserve might be powerless to prevent the negative effects of the trade war from...

R.I. mortgage delinquency declines in July

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of Rhode Island mortgages delinquent 30 days or more was 4.3% in July, a 0.2 percentage point decline year over...
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