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CCI drops 25 points in July

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Falling from 83 to 58, a “dicey” 25-point, month-to-month decline was measured in the July Current Conditions Index, released by University...

Gubernatorial candidates all talk jobs: Do their plans add up?

Every candidate for governor wants to create jobs. But how would they do it?Do they offer a comprehensive solution for the Ocean State, where...
THE JUNE 2018 CCI was measured at 83 - a nine point dip from May as well as from June 2017. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

June CCI: R.I. ends 2018 second quarter well

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Categorizing the state’s second-quarter performance as ending on a positive note, University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro measured the June...
After revision of the April CCI report saw the status rise from 67 to 75, the May CCI was measured at 92 per Lardaro's latest report released Monday. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI reaches low 90s for second time in 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tied with February for the highest measure this year, Rhode Island's Current Conditions Index rose 17 points to 92 in May...

CCI drops again in April but economy still grows

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a second consecutive monthly decline, the current-conditions index compiled by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro fell another eight...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX for April was 67. A CCI value above 50 indicates expansion, however, the number was Rhode Island's lowest value since November of 2016. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI drops 8 more points in April

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In a second consecutive month of loss, the Current Conditions Index compiled by Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist,...
NINE OF THE 12 Current Conditions Index indicators saw improvement in March. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI dives from February to March

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro called a 17-point slip in the Current Conditions Index to 75 in March from...
IN THE SECOND CCI report of 2018, 11 of the 12 economic indicators saw improvement. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

February CCI sees near across the board improvement

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island is moving beyond its “funk,” said University of Rhode Island Economist Leonard Lardaro of the February 2018 Current Conditions...
TAKING A GAMBLE: A customer reads information inside a betting shop operated by Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc., in London, in July 2015. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is among the state leaders who would like to see Rhode Island legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case this summer that could pave the way for that. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/Chris Ratcliffe

Is sports betting a budget fix?

John Taylor recently led a tour of the new $30 million hotel under construction at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, a project he said...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX FOR JANUARY was 75, as the size of the labor force continued a now seven-month consecutive upward trend. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

January 2018 R.I. CCI falls to 75

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The first Current Conditions Index of 2018 fell eight points to 75 from December yet rests level with the January 2017...
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