Updated February 20 at 6:26pm
Economic Indicators
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Consumer confidence retreated in February from a 13-year high, as Americans tempered expectations of their finances and the economy. more
U.S. stocks rose to records, the dollar erased losses and Treasuries fell after President Donald Trump signaled long-awaited details on promised tax cuts would emerge within weeks. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last week to an almost three-month low, echoing a vibrant job market. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections fell 1.1 percent in November when compared with November 2015, but rose 2.1 percent in the first five months of the fiscal year versus the same year-earlier fiscal period. more
Legislation aimed at preventing fraud is delaying U.S. tax refunds and is likely to crimp consumer spending by as much as $21 billion this month, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. more
The 5 percent hotel tax generated $2.3 million in revenue for the state in September, a 9 percent increase compared with revenue of $2.1 million recorded in September 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
Providence is one of 10 cities selected to participate in Envision America 2017’s Smart City initiative to tackle energy, water, waste and air challenges. more
Home prices climbed 5.6 percent in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in December when compared with December 2015, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections jumped 28.5 percent in September compared with September 2015, and rose nearly 18 percent during the first three months of the fiscal year versus the previous fiscal period. more
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