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Rhode Island’s economic health sustained a blow for the second time in eight months, and may struggle to improve for the rest of the year, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who released his Current Conditions Index on Sunday. more
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. fell in October to a nine-month low as the government’s partial shutdown and the debt-ceiling debate caused outlooks to sour. more
Financial conditions in the U.S. were little changed as the first partial government shutdown in 17 years entered its ninth day and Congress remained deadlocked over raising the debt ceiling to avert a potential default. more
The U.S. Treasury has the means to avoid a debt default even if Congress fails to raise the government’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The bad news is that it can’t prevent a recession. more
Consumer borrowing rose more than projected in August as Americans took out more loans for motor vehicle purchases and education. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index trimming its weekly decline, as optimism grew that the lawmakers would reach a deal to end the budget impasse and avoid a default on the federal debt. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.4 percent in August to 122.8 from 122.3 in July. more
Financial conditions tightened after the first face-to-face talks between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to break the budget logjam as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its third day. more
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