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Economic Indicators
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Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” more
The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence increased to 96.2 in March from 94 a month earlier, the New York-based private research group said Tuesday. more
Fewer workers filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling the U.S. job market remains firm even after growth plunged at the start of the year. more
With his entry into the Democratic presidential-nomination sweepstakes, former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee invites scrutiny of his record as the state's chief executive. Instead, he has started his campaign by calling for re-engagement with the … more
Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s prospects after an early-year slump. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by 7.6 percent year over year in April, according to data from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesmen. more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston head said last week that he doesn't necessarily support claims that the region's slower-than-expected economic growth this year can be attributed to a harsh winter. The Boston Business Journal reported … more
U.S. holiday shoppers spent more of their time last weekend online and less in line. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in January to the second-highest pace since early 2007, indicating the industry will keep prospering. more
Factory activity in February shrank less than forecast as gains in new orders and production provided signs that the beleaguered industry could soon stabilize. more
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