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Economic Indicators
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HealthSource RI opened its 2016 enrollment period for health insurance plans with a mission to attract more residents and small businesses who are eligible to purchase insurance through the exchange. More than 2,600 Rhode Islanders called … more
One of the best ways for investors to have made money in U.S. stocks last year was to acquire them just before earnings season began. Bulls need that trade to work now more than any time in the past few years. more
A late surge in shopping and pent-up demand for woman’s clothing gave a boost to holiday sales, according to early spending figures. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose last week, maintaining a see-saw pattern around four-decade lows that shows persistent strength in the labor market. more
The first Black Friday in the U.S. since the mass introduction of credit and debit cards with chips promises to baffle shoppers who find some stores using the new technology and others only accepting swipes. more
In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. more
Debt is a dual-edged sword. For some, it is the bane of economic health. And yet in business, as in personal finance, taking on debt often finances growth, acquisition and activity. Think of mortgages to buy homes or loans to develop a commercial … more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes retreated in October from the second-highest level since 2007 as lean inventory limited momentum in residential real estate. more
Although foreclosures are decreasing, Rhode Island continues to post one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates, as well as percent of loans considered seriously delinquent. more
One month after slowing down, an economic index for the Ocean State ticked up in August, according to PBN and e-forecasting.com, the co-producers of the Rhode Island Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
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