Updated August 25 at 2:25pm
Economic Indicators
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Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose more than projected in December, helped in part by warmer weather and wrapping up the best year since 2006. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Janet Yellen’s big challenge next week is clear communication about a clouded outlook. more
Meeting and convention business was so strong in the Providence/Warwick area in the second half of 2015 that it pushed up demand for rooms for the individual traveler, in turn driving up room rates. more
Almost a third of Americans said in January that the economy was improving, helping to boost expectations to a seven-month high even as sentiment around current conditions withered. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
Hedge funds are attempting to buy the dip, according to the latest client flows data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. more
New-home construction in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in December, indicating the industry lost some momentum entering 2016. more
Turmoil returned to financial markets as oil plunged past $27 a barrel, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 550 points and global equities approached a bear market that is fueling a rush into haven assets. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders was unchanged at the start of year, indicating the residential real estate market was sustaining the steady progress made in 2015. more
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