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Economic Indicators
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A greater share of U.S. millennials say they’re likely to buy a home this year, adding to evidence that first-time buyers are finally entering the real estate market and fueling a jump in sales. more
Previously owned U.S. homes sold in May at the fastest pace since November 2009, driven by first-time buyers and indicating budding momentum in the residential real estate market. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. more
Consumer confidence climbed in June to a five-month high as an improving job market boosted Americans’ attitudes about the world’s largest economy. more
ALBANY, N.Y. – Rents are rising in most areas of the Northeast, including in Rhode Island, where they have climbed an average of 6 percent in four years, according to a multifamily rental-market report. The report by Albany-based Sunrise … more
U.S. stocks ended little changed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for its worst month since May 2012, as equities found some respite from the wide swings prevalent earlier this week. more
The U.S. consumer and Chinese industrial sector have been two powerhouses of global growth in the new millennium. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes fell more than forecast in August, representing a pause in momentum this year for residential real estate. more
A survey of more than 1,500 firms found 71 percent of construction companies plan to expand their payrolls this year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
In the battle for holiday toy spending, the empire has the upper hand. At least that’s the view in the stock market. more
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