Updated November 28 at 6:25pm
Economic Indicators
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Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … more
Last week's release of October home sales figures for Rhode Island continued a string of good news for the residential real estate market, with single-family home sales increasing 7.7 percent year over year (the much smaller condominium and … more
HealthSource RI opened its 2016 enrollment period for health insurance plans with a mission to attract more residents and small businesses who are eligible to purchase insurance through the exchange. More than 2,600 Rhode Islanders called … more
U.S. e-commerce sales surged on Thanksgiving, raising questions about how many shoppers will show up for brick-and-mortar retailers’ promotions on Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday season. more
Some good news for bargain hunters braving crowds today: Rhode Island is one of the states where a Black Friday fight is least likely. more
Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four- decade low that shows a resilient labor market. more
In the battle for holiday toy spending, the empire has the upper hand. At least that’s the view in the stock market. more
Cash collections increased 3.5 percent through the first four months of the fiscal year when compared with the same period last year, but decreased 2 percent when comparing October with October 2014, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Massachusetts single-family home sales grew 16.3 percent in October, to 5,127 compared with 4,407 recorded in October 2014, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The first Black Friday in the U.S. since the mass introduction of credit and debit cards with chips promises to baffle shoppers who find some stores using the new technology and others only accepting swipes. more
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