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WASHINGTON COUNTY had the fastest GDP growth rate in Rhode Island in 2018 at 5.3%. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Washington County posts fastest GDP rise in R.I. in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product in Washington County increased faster than any other county in the state in 2018, rising 5.3% year over...
RHODE ISLAND GDP increased at a 1.5% annualized rate in the second quarter. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. GDP grows at a 1.5% annual rate in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island real gross domestic product increased at a 1.5% annual rate in the second quarter of 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to...
UNTIED STATES gross domestic product expanded at a 1.9% annualized rate in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. economy holds up with 1.9% growth on consumer strength

WASHINGTON – A resilient American consumer helped the United States economy expand more than forecast in the third quarter, assuaging concerns for now of...
THE U.S. ECONOMY expanded at a 2.1% annualized rate in the 2019 second quarter, driven in large part by increased consumer spending. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. growth slows to 2.1% as trade tensions weigh on businesses

WASHINGTON – U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter by less than forecast as consumer spending topped estimates, though weaker business investment and exports...
RHODE ISLAND GDP increased at an annualized 2.2% rate in the first quarter of 2019. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. GDP increases at 2.2% annualized rate in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island gross domestic product grew at a seasonally adjusted 2.2% annualized rate in the first quarter of 2019, according to data...
ECONOMIC GROWTH in Rhode Island in 2018 was sluggish, ranking No. 47 in the nation, and it is expected to start 2019 with similar performance. / COURTESY CENTER FOR GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC STUDIES AND THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL

CEI report: R.I.’s economic growth sluggish in Q1 at 0.5%

PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State’s economy showed more signs of sluggishness in the first quarter of 2019 as the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator...
U.S. GDP in the fourth quarter was revised down from a 2.6 percent annualized rate to a 2.2 percent annualized rate. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

U.S. Q4 growth pace revised down to 2.2% from 2.6%

NEW YORK - United States economic growth cooled by more than initially reported last quarter on revisions to consumer and government spending, signaling mounting...
UNITED STATES GDP increased at a 2.6 percent annualized rate from October to December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

U.S. GDP grows at 2.6% pace as business spending accelerates

NEW YORK - The United States economy cooled by less than expected last quarter as business investment picked up, suggesting growth could be stronger...

U.S. can take on a lot more debt

For many years, respected macroeconomists scolded countries that failed to reduce their debt levels. The International Monetary Fund, whose job it is to lend...
UNITED STATES GDP increased an at unrevised 3.5 percent annualized rate in the third quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

U.S. economy grew at unrevised 3.5% pace in Q3

NEW YORK - The United States economy remained on a solid footing in the third quarter, matching previously reported results, as stronger business investment...
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