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Rhode Island’s economic growth held steady in the first three months of 2014, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator index released Wednesday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in March for a second consecutive month, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 124.9 from 125 in February. more
Consumer confidence increased last week to an almost eight-year high as Americans viewed the U.S. economy in a more favorable light and said it was better time to spend. more
Rhode Island restaurants will see a 15.7 percent increase in employment during the 2014 summer season, according to a report released Thursday by the National Restaurant Association. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes rose in April for the first time in three months as buyers took advantage of falling mortgage rates. more
“Precarious” is how University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro characterizes Rhode Island’s economy, following the release Tuesday of a Current Conditions Index that has failed to improve for nine successive months. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
Financial executives in Rhode Island and the surrounding regional market point to increasing optimism about the U.S. economy this year, tempered by concern about intensifying competition in banking, as well as among businesses across the board. more
MADRID - Banco Santander SA, Spain’s largest lender, said profit rose 68 percent in the fourth quarter as the bank set aside fewer provisions for bad loans and revenue increased. Net income rose … more
The outlook for the Massachusetts economy is “strongly positive,” thanks to the improving national economy and falling gasoline prices, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
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