Updated May 31 at 12:31pm
Economic Indicators
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(Updated 12:01 p.m.) The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area climbed 31 spots to No. 95 in the Milken Institute’s 2015 Best-Performing Cities report, propelled by growth in wages and high-tech jobs. more
Retail sales climbed in November by the most in four months as American consumers put to work some of the money saved from the cheapest gasoline since early 2009. more
Consumer confidence stabilized last week after faltering since mid-October as Americans’ perceptions about the U.S. economy and the buying climate improved. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week to a five-month high, interrupting steady labor-market progress. more
Single-family home sales climbed by a double-digit increase in October for the sixth consecutive month, led by Providence County sales, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman said this week. more
Janet Yellen’s U.S. Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates next week, because doing so could jeopardize economic growth and worsen inequality, said Nobel laureate Eric Maskin. more
Providence is the third-worst city to retire, due to its lack of affordability, WalletHub said. more
Who would have thought OPEC could bear tidings of seasonal cheer? more
Job openings in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in October, while the rate of hiring held steady. more
United Natural Foods Inc. saw a decrease in profit, but an increase in sales in first-quarter results released this week. more
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