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Economic Indicators
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PROVIDENCE – Providence is the most debt-savvy city in the Ocean State, according to SmartAsset, which ranked 195 cities across the country. Overall, Providence's rating on the debt-savvy index measured 59.02, ranking it 49th nationally. … more
When the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent last week, it broke an unprecedented streak of near-zero rates that was put in place to ward off the powerful effects of the Great Recession. At … more
Rhode Island was second-to-last in the nation for its nearly 7 percent year-over-year drop in construction jobs in November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Retailers like to drag out weather as an excuse -- often dubiously -- to explain away lackluster results. But this Christmas it looks like they have a legitimate gripe. more
Christmas is a week away, but temperatures more typical of spring than mid-winter are draining global energy markets of any festive spirit. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The Providence metropolitan area had the third-highest year-over-year increase in home sales in the nation in November at 14.7 percent, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage firm. more
Almost one in four Americans said in December that the economy is getting better, helping give expectations a boost for a second month. more
Aram Garabedian is president of Bliss Properties Inc., a Providence-based real estate development and management company that manages the Warwick Mall, 10 Weybosset Street and Bliss Place in Providence, and Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center in Newport, among other properties. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
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