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Economic Indicators
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U.S. economic growth slowed more than forecast last quarter on the biggest drag from trade in six years and more moderate consumer spending. Business investment picked up, which may be a harbinger for faster expansion in 2017. more
Among Rhode Island cities, Cranston and Warwick are the best for raising a family, according to the ”Best Cities for Families” list released this week by ApartmentList.com. more
The picture on income inequality in America just got a little bleaker, by yet another measure. more
The cash sales share of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area slid to 22.5 percent in October, a 0.3 percentage point decrease compared with October 2015, CoreLogic said this week. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes fell in December to a 10-month low, suggesting the post-election jump in mortgage rates pushed out potential buyers. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week amid holiday-related volatility, while remaining low by historical standards. more
As of December, Rhode Island has recovered 91 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession, the state Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. more
President Donald Trump’s plans to build a Mexican border wall are boosting the prospects of builders and material suppliers from Alabama to Frankfurt, but there may be no bigger winner than a giant cement maker based in Mexico. more
And the award for top job creator among the states in 2016 goes to ... Florida, which edged out Oregon. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds sold off with oil. more
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