Updated September 3 at 3:03pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island again was among the top five states for late mortgages in May, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Royal Ahold NV is in the final stages of negotiation with Delhaize Group, indicating that a merger to create the fifth-biggest U.S. supermarket retailer is near. more
Orders for business equipment rose in May for just the second time this year, indicating demand for American-made manufactured goods is stabilizing. more
Personal income for the nation rose 0.9 percent on average in the first quarter, and increased in 46 states, including Rhode Island, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
Gasoline prices climbed 2 cents in Rhode Island and 4 cents in Massachusetts from last week, according to AAA Northeast. 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
Do economic booms cause economic busts? To a lot of people, this seems like a silly question to even ask. Of course booms cause busts, they say. more
The housing boom that preceded the Great Recession left many households in untenable positions once the bottom fell out. Some found their mortgages underwater (in negative equity). Some found that the loss of income made what had been affordable no … more
Rhode Island ranked third from last among states and the District of Columbia for losing 900 construction jobs in May compared with May 2014. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
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