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U.S. GDP increased at a 2.1% rate in the fourth quarter. / AP FILE PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE

U.S. economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 but virus threat...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the final quarter of last year, but damage from...

Put a stop to economic growth? Huge mistake

One of the more pernicious ideas now coming into vogue is that societies should voluntarily halt their economic growth. In a recent New Yorker...
GDP in Rhode Island increased at a 1.6% annualized rate in the third quarter. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. GDP grows at slowest rate in New England in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's gross domestic product in the third quarter increased at an annualized and seasonally adjusted 1.6% in the third quarter, the...
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 was estimated to have grown at a 1.8% annualized rate in the third quarter of 2019. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL

RIPEC: GDP estimated to have grown at 1.8% yearly rate in...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island gross domestic product was estimated to have expanded at a 1.8% annualized rate in the third quarter of 2019,...
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...
MANUFACTURING MADE UP 11% of gross domestic product in the second quarter, the smallest share in data going back to 1947. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH

Manufacturing is now smallest share of U.S. economy in 72 Years

WASHINGTON – Three years after Donald Trump campaigned for president pledging a factory renaissance, the opposite appears to be happening. Manufacturing made up 11% of...

The misguided war against corporate profits

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., relishes the disdain of America’s business elite, proudly displaying on his campaign website his anti-endorsements from corporate titans and their...
U.S. GDP for the second quarter was revised down to 2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

U.S. Q2 growth revised down to 2% pace from 2.1%

WASHINGTON – United States economic growth decelerated in the second quarter by more than initially reported, with stronger consumer spending offset by weaker readings...

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