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Average long-term U.S. mortgage rate falls slightly, easing borrowing costs for...

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate fell slightly this week, welcome news for home shoppers facing rising prices and a...

Retail sales up 0.3% in November, showing how Americans continue to...

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans picked up their spending from October to November as the unofficial holiday season kicked off, underscoring that shoppers still...

Lardaro: Disappointing October keeps R.I. in ‘statistical recession’

PROVIDENCE – After a disappointing October, Rhode Island remains in a “statistical recession,” University of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard Lardaro said in...

U.S. job openings fall to lowest level since March 2021 as...

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers posted 8.7 million job openings in October, the fewest since March 2021, in a sign that hiring is cooling...

Unemployment rate in Providence metro rises to 2.8% in October

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 2.8% in October, up from 2.4% in September but a decrease from...

Consumers more confident in November as holiday shopping season kicks into...

After declining for three straight months, American consumer confidence ticked up in November as the all-important holiday shopping season kicks into high gear.  The Conference...

U.S. home sales slumped to slowest pace in more than 13...

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slumped in October to their slowest pace in more than 13 years as surging...

Median home sale price up 7.7% in October in Bristol County,...

PROVIDENCE – The median price of single-family homes sold in Bristol County, Mass., rose to $480,000 in October, a 7.7% jump over the same...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises slightly to 2.7%

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in October was 2.7%, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...

U.S. added 150,000 jobs in October amid higher borrowing rates 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's employers scaled back their hiring in October, adding a modest but still decent 150,000 jobs, a sign that the...
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