Economic Indicators
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The U.S. Treasury has the means to avoid a debt default even if Congress fails to raise the government’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The bad news is that it can’t prevent a recession. more
Consumer borrowing rose more than projected in August as Americans took out more loans for motor vehicle purchases and education. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the first back-to-back weekly decline since August for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as lawmakers remained deadlocked over extending the nation’s debt limit to avoid a default. more
Manufacturing unexpectedly picked up in September, showing American factories were a source of strength for the world’s largest economy before the federal government shut down. more
The Travelers office building in downtown Fall River and the former Genzyme factory in the Fall River Industrial Park represent two very different, but crucial, pieces of the city’s economic future. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index trimming its weekly decline, as optimism grew that the lawmakers would reach a deal to end the budget impasse and avoid a default on the federal debt. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.4 percent in August to 122.8 from 122.3 in July. more
Financial conditions tightened after the first face-to-face talks between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to break the budget logjam as a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its third day. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in September at a slower pace than forecast, indicating a pause in the momentum of the biggest part of the economy before the federal government shut down. more
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