Updated April 19 at 11:25am
Economic Indicators
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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the job market is sustaining progress. more
The labor-market recovery that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seeks is proving incomplete as many U.S. workers languish in part-time jobs. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rose more than forecast in July, reaching the highest level in six months, as growing payrolls brightened the outlook after a shaky first half. more
Retail sales showed a broad-based gain in June, which probably helped the U.S. economy rebound in the second quarter. more
Industrial production climbed 0.2 percent in June, capping the strongest quarter in almost four years and indicating manufacturers are providing a bigger spark for the U.S. economy. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area decreased by three-tenths of a percentage point in January compared with the same period last year, to 1.7 percent from 2 percent, according to data released Thursday by CoreLogic. more
Consumer confidence cooled in February from an 11-year high, reflecting recent gains in fuel costs and bad winter weather in parts of the U.S. more
U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest jump in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve’s pledge to be patient on the timing of rate increases. more
Service industries expanded in April at the fastest pace in eight months, a sign the biggest part of the U.S. economy will bolster growth this quarter. more
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