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Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island had the fourth-highest percentage of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity at 13.8 percent in the second quarter, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
One of the strongest orthodoxies in modern economics is being challenged, and there could be big implications for the state of the profession. The new, rebellious ideas might also help us understand why financial bubbles happen. Economists … more
(Updated 1:10 p.m.) The state awarded $4.2 million Monday through 47 capital grants for 45 arts, culture, heritage and public historic sites across the state. more
Employment snapped back with a vengeance in October, wage growth accelerated and the jobless rate fell to 5 percent, boosting the odds that Federal Reserve policymakers will raise borrowing costs next month. more
(Updated 3:16 p.m.) Single-family home sales in Rhode Island jumped 25.1 percent in November compared with November 2014, marking the seventh consecutive month of double-digit sales growth, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
A giant housing-debt hangover has been one of the main culprits behind the U.S. economy’s lackluster recovery from the 2008 recession. In one encouraging sign, new data from the Federal Reserve suggest that American homeowners might finally be getting out from under it. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts continue to fall, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s capital city has some of the most frugal residents in the nation thanks to their coupon use. more
Thirteen communities are eligible to participate in the Working Cities Challenge through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and receive between $300,000 and $500,000 over a three-year period to implement initiatives to improve the lives of low-income residents. more
(Updated 1:24 p.m.) Stocks tumbled around the world, with U.S. equities headed for their lowest levels in 15 months, and bonds and gold jumped as oil’s plunge below $30 sent markets reeling. Treasuries extended gains as economic data and earnings added to concern that global growth is faltering. more
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