Updated November 29 at 12:25pm
Economic Indicators
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The 2 percent inflation target that the world’s most important central banks regard as the Goldilocks scenario for consumer prices - not too hot, not too cold - looks less and less likely to be achieved any time soon in many countries. more
Consumer attitudes in the U.S. held steady last week as weaker perceptions about the buying climate offset more sanguine views of household balance sheets. more
Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record in July, a sign employment will keep climbing. more
Consumer credit in the U.S. rose more than projected in July, boosted by bigger credit-card balances and loans for automobiles. more
Employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties from June 2013 to June 2014, including in Providence, which saw a 1.7 percent increase, which was below national employment increase of 2 percent, according to recently released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Treasuries gained after the Federal Reserve held interest rates near zero. more
Rhode Island led the nation with the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease in August at 1.8 percentage points. more
The momentum in orders for business equipment stalled in August following gains the prior two months as U.S. investment took a breather amid volatility in financial markets and concerns that global growth is slowing. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that a steady labor market will bolster U.S. growth. more
The Ocean State was among the top five states with the most mortgage payments late by 90 days or more in October. more
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