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The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.8 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in July compared with the national consumer price increase of 2 percent, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born last year to age 18 is $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from the previous year and the smallest jump since the financial crisis, according to the government. more
While passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport has declined consistently each month since January, airports in nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts have reported passenger increases, according to data compiled by Bernard Kavaler’s “Connecticut by the Numbers” website. more
U.S. stocks advanced, after the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed to a 14-year high Monday, as retailers rallied on better-than-projected earnings while data showed inflation pressures remain limited and housing starts jumped. more
Home construction rebounded in July and the cost of living rose at a slower pace, showing a strengthening U.S. economy has yet to generate a sustained pickup in inflation. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area represented 1.78 percent of all mortgages for the month of June, compared with 2.35 percent for the same month last year, according to data released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to within three points of an all-time high, amid speculation the Federal Reserve will continue to support low interest rates as the economy recovers. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. more
The economy in the United States took a step forward as home sales unexpectedly climbed, manufacturing accelerated and the outlook for the second half of 2014 brightened. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she still isn’t satisfied with the U.S. labor market. Deciding when she is won’t be easy. more
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