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Prices for single-family homes climbed in 87 percent of U.S. cities in the second quarter as the national housing recovery accelerated amid competition for a limited number of properties on the market. more
The fewest workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month since before the last recession, indicating the labor market is making progress. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose slightly in June to 122.2 from 122.1 in May. more
Home prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and across the country in June, according to the home price index released Tuesday by residential property information provider CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island had the seventh-highest rate of foreclosure and loan delinquency in the nation in June even as the rate declined from June 2012, according the Mortgage Monitor report released Monday by Lender Processing Services. more
Orders placed with U.S. factories rose in June, pointing to further stabilization in manufacturing that may help lift second-half growth. more
Employers added fewer workers than anticipated in July even as the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 7.4 percent, indicating uneven progress in the labor market. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as orders and production jumped, indicating more factories were growing optimistic about the second half of the year. more
Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than five years, extending swings typical for the month of July. more
Growth in the Massachusetts economy slowed considerably in the second quarter of 2013, hamstrung in particular by austerity measures by the federal government, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Wedneday. more
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