Updated September 24 at 3:21pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island’s debt ranks 36th in the nation, with a taxpayer burden of $14,200, according to Chicago-based Truth in Accounting, a nonprofit that aims to deliver transparent financial information from governments to citizens. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the U.S. central bank’s failure to get back to a strategy of gradual rate increases may threaten the ongoing U.S. economic recovery. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island continued to strengthen in August, with a 14.5 percent increase in volume. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to match the lowest level since April, a sign the labor market remains healthy even as hiring moderates. more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
Federal Reserve-watching can be a guessing game, and August and September are a perfect case in point. Federal funds futures markets priced in little chance of an interest rate increase immediately after the July meeting of the U.S. central bank. more
The construction industry in Rhode Island ranked 28th in nation for year-over-year employment growth, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
Despite the tailwinds of strong jobs growth and the vanguard of the millennial generation entering their prime homebuying years, developers have been strangely reluctant to break ground on new single-family homes in 2016. more
After months of waiting for the volatility trade to pay off, U.S. equity bears are finally cashing in. more
U.S. stocks trimmed an advance as Apple Inc. fell for a second day to weigh on technology shares, while a rebound in banks lost some momentum as investors awaited key policy meetings for the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan this week. more
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