Updated November 26 at 12:26pm
Economic Indicators
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Massachusetts home sales continue to pick up momentum, with pending sales in August jumping 42 percent from the same period last year, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. were little changed in August, restrained by lower fuel costs that signal inflation will remain weak. more
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
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