PBN Economic Trends Summit: R.I. improving but future optimism guarded

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Osborne Jackson, senior economist at the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, addresses the audience at the PBN Economic Trends Summit at the Providence Marriott. Jackson said, “Consumer sentiment is confident, but expectations for the future have declined.” / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE – Graphs with various economic indicators showing a giant dive in 2008-2009 followed by a steady upward line to today flew on big screens past scores of Rhode Island business people this morning at the first Providence Business News Economic Trends Summit, held at the Providence Marriott. The vector of cataclysmic descent – that…

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