Economic Indicators
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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
On Thursday night President Obama slept where few presidents have slept before: Rhode Island. It’s been more than a half-century since a sitting president–JFK–spent the night in the nation’s smallest state. more
Trying to capitalize on yesterday’s news that the U.S. economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, President Barack Obama today will try to rally female voters in Providence, Rhode Island, four days ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. 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
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index above 2,000 for the first time, on signs of more corporate takeovers and stimulus for the European economy. more
With six of its seven local component parts contributing positively, the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator increased to 3 percent in the second quarter, from a 2.2 percent reading in the first three months of the year. more
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