Economic Indicators
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The U.S.’s AA+ credit rating outlook was increased to stable from negative by Standard & Poor’s, based on receding fiscal risks, less than two years after stripping the world’s largest economy of its top ranking. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, indicating a second day of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors weighed the Federal Reserve’s stimulus plans after data showed employment increased more than forecast in May and the jobless rate rose. more
The economic outlook in New England is “fairly positive,” according to the Beige Book report released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday afternoon. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 34 across the nation for economic growth during 2012, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com was unchanged at 122.4 in April. more
Consumer confidence last week was unchanged near a five-year high as Americans had the least pessimistic views on the economy since 2008. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies are confident demand will be sustained in the face of federal budget cuts and tax increases. more
Downtown Providence has seen strong growth in the number of new businesses in the past two years, the Providence Downtown Improvement District reported Wednesday. more
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a one-month low, as jobs and factory data missed estimates and investors speculated whether the Federal Reserve will taper bond purchases. more
Bristol County, Mass., foreclosure starts plunged 82.5 percent in April compared with the same period last year, The Warren Group said Wednesday. more
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