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An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1 percent in October to 123.9 from 122.7 in September. more
Gasoline prices continued to rise in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, marking the second consecutive week of higher prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly accelerated in November at the fastest pace in more than two years, pointing to a pickup in business spending that will help propel the U.S. economy in early 2014. more
A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
Consumer spending on Small Business Saturday had cash registers ringing across the United States - up to a total of $5.7 billion, a 3.6 percent increase over the $5.5 billion in 2012. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose more than forecast in October, indicating the partial government shutdown did little to halt the pickup in manufacturing at the start of the fourth quarter. more
The message to business leaders at the 2013 Rhode Island Economic Summit on Friday was to be honest about what needs to be done in the state to improve the economic climate and to develop recommendations for state legislators to address in the next session of the General Assembly. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held fairly steady this fall, although fewer Rhode Islanders were employed as the size of the labor force continued to shrink. more
(Updated, 6 p.m.) Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad will discuss “radical changes” to the global sailing event set to stop here in May 2015 at a press conference Tuesday, in conjunction with a three-day workshop for port officials planning to host the stopovers. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held in November at a four-month low as buyer traffic and sales outlooks retreated. more
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