Updated September 3 at 3:03pm
Economic Indicators
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A relief rally is spreading around the globe, with Chinese shares snapping a five-day losing streak. The dollar strengthened and stocks extended gains after the U.S. economy grew more than forecast in the second quarter. more
Orders for capital goods increased in July by the most in more than a year, showing corporate spending was finding its footing prior to the turmoil in financial markets. more
Providence may be one of the worst housing markets in the country, but it’s also one of the best communities in Rhode Island to sell a home, according to separate studies. more
July was the best month for single-family home sales in Massachusetts since June 2005, and the best month for condominium sales since August 2007, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Surging auto recalls and rising prices contributed to U.S. car owners’ lowest satisfaction rating since 2004, according to an annual survey. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 33rd – or eighth from the bottom – out of the 40 largest metros nationwide for its year-over-year home price increase of 3.4 percent in June, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Sales of single family homes in Rhode Island continued to increase in July, and median sale prices also rose, according to housing data released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Wyoming showed the biggest percentage gain in employment with a 0.9 percent increase, followed by Oklahoma and Rhode Island at 0.7 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed Friday in Washington. more
Rhode Island again was one of five states with the most mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more in July, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
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