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Economic Indicators
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The U.S. trade deficit widened in June to an almost one-year high as the price of oil jumped and American companies imported more consumer goods. more
In 1991, the largest law firm in Rhode Island, Edwards & Angell, had 171 local attorneys. The next-biggest player, Hinckley, Allen, Snyder & Cohen, had 140. By last year, what it meant to be big in the Rhode Island legal industry had … more
Rhode Island ranked 17th among states – and higher than any other New England state – for its 2.7 percent job growth over the last two years in advanced industries, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution released Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to a level that still underscores health in the labor market. more
Back-to-school time in Massachusetts isn’t just celebrated by stir-crazy parents. It’s also a chance to shop sales tax free -- or at least it was, until the state decided not to reinstate its sales-tax holiday this August for the first time since 2009 due to slowing state revenue. more
Foreclosure petitions increased again in Massachusetts in June, rising 13.1 percent compared with June 2015, The Warren Group said this week. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 228 out of 358 metro areas nationwide that experienced construction-employment growth over the year in June. more
Growth at U.S. service providers cooled in July after reaching a seven-month high, consistent with more measured progress in the economy. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 5.3 percent over the year in June, according to Corelogic. more
Consumer purchases climbed a bit more than anticipated in June, exceeding a gain in incomes that prompted American households to tap into savings. more
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