Updated October 6 at 6:06pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island single-family home sales jumped 23.8 percent in August, making it the best August for sales since 2005, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
Home prices increased 4.2 percent in August in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area compared with August 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The U.S. trade deficit widened in August by the most in five months as imports picked up and weaker overseas growth limited sales to customers abroad. more
Rhode Island ranked 28th in the nation for a 4.2 percent drop in exports for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
Gasoline prices dropped a cent from last week in Rhode Island, while prices in Massachusetts remained the same, according to AAA Northeast. more
The pace of growth in U.S. services industries cooled last month from the best readings in a decade, a sign consumers may be taking demand down to a more sustainable level in the face of global weakness. more
The great recovery in U.S. manufacturing jobs -- a surprising five-year surge that blossomed in the aftermath of the financial crisis and added almost 900,000 people to payrolls across the country - appears to be dead. Or at the very least, on hold. more
Payrolls rose less than projected in September, wages stagnated and the jobless rate was unchanged as people left the workforce, signaling the global slowdown and financial-market turmoil are rippling through the world’s largest economy. more
Auto sales accelerated more than expected in September, aided by cheap credit, good deals and relatively low gasoline prices. The annualized rate reached the fastest pace in more than 10 years. more
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