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Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area each saw unemployment rate declines in July from July 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday. more
June saw a year-over-year decline in the foreclosure and 90-plus-day loan delinquency rates in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area, according to CoreLogic, the international property information service, although the declines were not as significant in the region as they were nationally. more
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index sliding for a second day, as growing tension over possible military action in Syria overshadowed a report showing consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in August. more
Providence metropolitan-area home prices rose 2.9 percent in June from the same period last year, according to the Lender Processing Services Home Price Index released Monday. more
Price gains of stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index are outpacing profits by the fastest rate in 14 years as the bull market extends beyond the average length of rallies since Harry S. Truman was president. more
U.S. stocks and Treasuries rose after orders for American durable goods fell more than forecast, spurring speculation the Federal Reserve will refrain from a large reduction in stimulus. more
In the popular imagination, scientists do their job by testing theories against the facts and deciding what’s right. In reality, what matters most is figuring out what’s wrong – an endeavor in which the economics profession has been failing spectacularly. more
Rhode Island’s economy shrank in July, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. more
Rhode Island’s economy has struggled to gain traction in the wake of the Great Recession and may be vulnerable to a slew of external factors, according to a joint report from Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island decreased by 5 percent year-over-year in July, according to the Association for Corporate Growth. more
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