Updated November 26 at 12:29am
Economic Indicators
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U.S. stocks fluctuated as energy producers tumbled after OPEC’s decision to keep its output target unchanged while retailers climbed as shoppers hunted for holiday deals. more
Consumer purchases adjusted for inflation rose in January, a sign the plunge in gasoline prices is helping boost the biggest part of the U.S. economy. more
Mayor Angel Taveras Monday signed into law the first full revision of the city’s zoning code in two decades, a series of changes to land use rules intended to streamline and improve local development. more
Companies added more workers than forecast in December, indicating the U.S. job market was sustaining strength as 2014 drew to a close, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continued its slow, downward slide, dipping to 5.3 percent in October, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Gasoline prices plunged again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this past week due to falling oil prices, 11 cents and 10 cents, respectively, AAA Southern New England said on Monday. more
Companies in the U.S. added 208,000 workers in November, indicating steady progress in the labor market, a private payrolls report showed. more
There was a 10 percent increase in the number of residential foreclosure deeds filed in Rhode Island in 2014 compared with 2013, according to a report from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which studied residential foreclosures in each of the state’s 39 cities and towns. more
Rhode Island was one of four New England states that saw sales of single-family homes increase year over year in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report on the economy. more
The Markit Economics preliminary index of U.S. manufacturing decreased to a three-month low of 54.2 in April from 55.7, the London-based group said Thursday. more
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