Updated March 4 at 3:04pm
Economic Indicators
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Cautious optimism for a strengthening U.S. economy, paired with a large demographic of people entering retirement, is driving more middle-market executives toward making, or considering, strategic acquisitions this year, according to a recent survey. more
In what its CEO calls a “pivotal year,” Citizens Financial Group Inc. Monday reported net income of $865 million in 2014, an improvement on a $3.4 billion loss in 2013, which was fueled by a $4.1 billion after-tax goodwill impairment charge. Citizens reported earnings of $1.55 per diluted share for the year. more
Rhode Island’s charter school law ranked 33rd in the nation, one spot improved from last year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual ranking of charter school laws. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over the past month to an eight-year low, a sign the labor market continues to gain momentum. more
Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area ranked in the bottom 10 for home price increases in November, according to Black Knight Financial Services, which released its latest home price index report based on real estate transactions for that month. more
The Center for Dynamic Learning today launched a Career and Exploration Center to help city teens gain hands-on skills in the technical trades, engineering and manufacturing fields. more
Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. more
Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
Treasuries fell with U.S. stocks, while the dollar headed for its best week this year after data showing retail sales rose bolstered the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. more
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