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Lardaro: Despite some strengths, R.I. economy still deteriorating overall

PROVIDENCE – After a string of five months of contraction, Rhode Island's economy held steady in August thanks to a strengthening national economy, University...

U.S. job openings rise unexpectedly in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. job openings unexpectedly rose in August, another sign the U.S. labor market remains strong despite higher interest rates – perhaps...

Higher gas prices lift Fed’s preferred inflation gauge but underlying price...

WASHINGTON (AP) – An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose in August, boosted mainly by higher gas prices. But measures of underlying...
RHODE ISLAND’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in August was 2.7%, one-tenth of a percentage point less than July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

R.I. unemployment slips to 2.7% in August

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in August was 2.7%, one-tenth of a percentage point less than July, the R.I. Department of Labor...

U.S. consumer confidence wanes with prices still high, signs of a...

Americans are feeling less confident financially as summer comes to a close and high prices and interest rates weigh on their willingness to spend. There...
THE SHARE of mortgages in delinquency 30 days or more in Rhode Island was 2.8% in August, down from 3.8% year over year, CoreLogic Inc. says. / PBN FILE PHOTO

R.I. mortgage delinquency rate drops 2.8% Y/Y in August

PROVIDENCE – The share of mortgages in delinquency 30 days or more in Rhode Island was 2.8% in August, down from 3.8% year over...
THE RHODE ISLAND home price index increased 13.2% year over year in August, slower than the national growth rate of 13.5%. / PBN FILE PHOTO

CoreLogic: R.I. home price index up 13.2% Y/Y in August

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island home price index increased 13.2% year over year in August, slightly slower than the national growth rate of 13.5%,...

U.S. wholesale inflation declines in August to still-high 8.7% 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation at the wholesale level jumped 8.7% in August from a year earlier, a slowdown from July yet still a painfully...

U.S. inflation falls for 2nd straight month on lower gas costs

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sharply lower prices for gas and cheaper used cars slowed U.S. inflation in August for a second straight month, though many...

U.S. hiring slowed in August as employers add 315,000 jobs 

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers slowed their hiring in August in the face of rising interest rates, high inflation and sluggish consumer spending, all...
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