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Economic Indicators
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America means business -- or used to. Time was, anyone with a good idea and some startup money could take a chance and open a business. That risk-taking spirit kept millions of middle-class Americans upwardly mobile, with jobs that let them buy homes, raise families, send the kids to college and retire comfortably. more
Gasoline prices rose 4 cents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Texas is the place to be for college graduates looking to launch careers, according to WalletHub. Providence, not so much. more
Economic momentum picked up in March in Rhode Island in spite of “weather-related distortions,” positioning the state for better future performance, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's leading economic indicator declined in March by two-tenths of a percentage point to 131.2, the same decline it experienced in February, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic … more
The Federal Reserve's latest statement contained an unusual hint about their optimism for better economic growth this year. "Consumer sentiment remains high," the statement said, breaking from the usual drone about recent economic trends. … more
Foreclosure petitions in the Bay State jumped 68 percent year over year in March, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
While Rhode Island ranked 14th worst in a ranking of the best and worst states for businesses, it did move up three spots compared with last year. more
More than 1.5 million New Englanders are expected to take road trips Memorial Day weekend, marking the highest number of travelers in 10 years, according to AAA Northeast. more
Payrolls rebounded in April following an even bigger setback a month earlier than previously estimated, a sign companies are confident the U.S. economy will reboot after stagnating early this year. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent. more
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