Updated April 29 at 6:29pm
Economic Indicators
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Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator increased last month to a reading of 133.1, boosted by a decrease in unemployment claims and an increase in building permits. more
The turmoil seen in August is set to continue on the final day of the month. more
U.S. stocks ended little changed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on track for its worst month since May 2012, as equities found some respite from the wide swings prevalent earlier this week. more
Consumer purchases climbed in July as incomes grew, showing the biggest part of the U.S. economy was off to a good start to the quarter. more
A relief rally swept around the globe, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest two-day gain since 2009 and Chinese shares snapping a five-day losing streak. Oil jumped the most in over six years as the U.S. economy grew more than forecast in the second quarter. more
U.S. stocks rose, following their biggest gains since 2011, amid a rebound throughout global markets and as data showed the economy grew more than previously estimated. more
A relief rally is spreading around the globe, with Chinese shares snapping a five-day losing streak. The dollar strengthened and stocks extended gains after the U.S. economy grew more than forecast in the second quarter. more
Orders for capital goods increased in July by the most in more than a year, showing corporate spending was finding its footing prior to the turmoil in financial markets. more
Providence may be one of the worst housing markets in the country, but it’s also one of the best communities in Rhode Island to sell a home, according to separate studies. more
July was the best month for single-family home sales in Massachusetts since June 2005, and the best month for condominium sales since August 2007, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
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