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Richard McIntyre, chair of the University of Rhode Island economics department, was recently named the prestigious Visiting Chair of the Americas fellow at the Institut des Ameriques in Rennes, France. What influenced you to focus your … more
A week’s evidence that the U.S. economy’s ill health has been overstated and dovish talk from the Federal Reserve combined to briefly catapult the S&P 500 Index above its May 2015 record close, leaving stocks on the brink of ending their longest drought of the bull market. more
Economists tend to shy away from attaching too much significance to any one piece of data. But in this environment, with this jobs report, hyper-scrutiny may be warranted. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, signaling labor market stability amid a shaky global economy. more
For the 27th consecutive month on a year-over-year basis, foreclosure petitions rose in Massachusetts in May, according to figures released by The Warren Group on Thursday. more
Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said inflation and unemployment haven’t reached levels that would justify an increase in interest rates, even without risks from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. more
According to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., now is not the time to buy stocks. The firm says it expects there to be a pullback of as much as 10 percent in the S&P 500 before it makes a comeback to 2,100 later this year. more
Commodity producers and lenders led U.S. stocks lower, as the S&P 500 Index snapped its longest winning streak in three months, after comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney rekindled concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union will further weigh on tepid global growth. more
U.S. stocks slipped, tracking declines in European markets amid simmering concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union will further weigh on tepid global growth. more
Single-family home prices increased 5.4 percent in May in Rhode Island compared with a year earlier, according to CoreLogic. The real estate data tracker’s Tuesday release also reported that home prices, including distressed sales, increased 5 percent in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area over the year. more
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