Updated January 16 at 6:24am
Economic Indicators
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The index of U.S. leading economic indicators decreased in January for a second month, reflecting a slump in stock prices as well as a pickup in jobless claims that has since reversed. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to a three-month low, signaling durability in the labor market. more
Personal spending barely increased in February and the prior month’s advance was revised down as Americans saved more of their incomes. more
(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. more
U.S. factory output dropped in November for the first time in three months, showing an anemic recovery in manufacturing after an extended slowdown. more
Household spending cooled in December as Americans used gains in incomes to boost their savings. more
Gear up for another year of two halves. more
Gasoline prices climbed 2 cents in Rhode Island and fell 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Citing high employment rates, optimism and Small Business Saturday, a Rhode Island retail expert is projecting a prosperous holiday shopping season for the state’s businesses and retail sector. more
Rhode Island remained 48th nationally on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s monthly Jobs & Opportunity Index report in October, and again is the last state in New England on the economic index. more
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