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Economic Indicators
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The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in February was 1.68, slightly lower than it was in February 2015 when it was 1.71 percent, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Orders for U.S. durable goods climbed less than forecast in March as demand for capital equipment remained weak, a sign that a diminished growth outlook is impeding investment. more
Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
Self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline is averaging $2.16 per gallon in Rhode Island, unchanged from last week, while the average price rose 4 cents to $2.13 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 20th among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the nation for its year-over-year home price increase of 4.6 percent in February, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in March for a third month, reflecting the weakest pace of demand in the West since July 2014. more
Revenue was $25.3 million more, or 1.1 percent higher, than what was expected through the first nine months of the fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue said Friday. more
Cash sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area fell 9.1 percentage points over the year to 22.8 percent of total home sales in January, CoreLogic reported Friday. more
Consumer confidence fell last week even as Americans became a bit more sanguine about the economy’s prospects. more
Jobless claims unexpectedly decreased to the lowest level since 1973 as the U.S. labor market remains a pillar of support in the world’s largest economy. more
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