Updated March 30 at 8:41pm
Economic Indicators
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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
Producer prices in the U.S. rose more than forecast in March, led by the biggest gain in the cost of services in four years. The 0.5 percent advance in the producer-price index was the biggest since June. 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
Employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to 6.3 percent as companies grew confident the U.S. economy is emerging from a first-quarter slowdown. more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
The U.S., the world’s biggest beef consumer, is lifting a ban on imports from Ireland more than 15 years after mad cow disease spurred restrictions of supplies from Europe. more
WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in November as employment gains and low borrowing costs helped bring potential buyers into the market. The pending home sales index … more
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