Updated August 28 at 9:21pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island again is one of the least tax-friendly states, according to Kiplinger’s. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the case to raise interest rates is getting stronger as the U.S. economy approaches the central bank’s goals. more
Cash sales declined for homes in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in May by 8.8 percentage points compared with May 2015, CoreLogic said this week. more
The U.S. economy grew less than previously reported last quarter on lower government outlays and a bigger depletion of inventories, capping a sluggish first-half performance propped up mainly by consumer spending. more
In signs of a strengthening economy, businesses are increasingly reinvesting in both employees and big-ticket items despite rising health care costs and other concerns, according to Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey. … more
Business speaks with its spending habits, and based on the results of Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey, Rhode Island businesses are talking an optimistic game. For the first time in its eight-year history, the majority … more
Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Three pieces of economic data released Thursday are good signs for the U.S. economy. more
For the Federal Reserve to succeed in its mandated bid to anchor inflation higher, it needs to overcome a big demographic hurdle: millennials don’t expect prices to rise anytime soon. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 3.1 percent year over year in May, and nearly 8 percent when comparing the first 11 months of the fiscal year with the same time frame last year, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
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