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Economic Indicators
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Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That’s even as the prices of services and nondurables have mostly kept rising. The … more
The Providence metro ranked 20th among the nation’s 40 largest metropolitan areas for its 4.5 percent home price increase in December compared with December 2014, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in January by the most in two years, representing a setback in residential real estate leading up to the spring selling season. more
Providence Business News' semiannual Business Survey is now 8 years old, and while we would never tell our elected officials to write new laws based on its results, it wouldn't hurt them to take a peek at the results every six months. This … more
Business owners maintain a bullish outlook on Rhode Island's economy, but there are signs the optimism has been tempered by turbulence at the national level and slow-paced economic progress at home, according to results from the 2016 winter installment of the biannual Providence Business News survey. more
NEWPORT – The Fairholme estate, which sits on 4.3 acres with ocean frontage, closed for $16.1 million, according to data from the statewide Multiple Listing Service. Melanie Delman of Lila Delman Real Estate International represented the … more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
Cash sales slipped in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in November to 23.4 percent of total home sales, a 9.1 percentage point decrease compared with November 2014, CoreLogic said Friday. more
Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth and indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy gained momentum at the start of 2016. more
The U.S. economy unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than initially estimated, reflecting a higher value of business inventories. more
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