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Economic Indicators
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Cash sales of homes fell to 22.5 percent of total sales in September in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to CoreLogic. more
America’s workers may be finally in line for a decent raise. more
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
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