Updated June 30 at 11:30pm
Economic Indicators
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The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Incomes have not kept pace with rental costs, leaving affordable rental housing out of reach for many Rhode Islanders, according to a new national report. more
New residential construction in the U.S.surged in April to the highest level in more than seven years, indicating the industry regained its footing after the soft patch at the beginning of the year. more
We normally assume that most recessions end in due time, and that the U.S. economy returns to its old trend even after an extended slump. more
Gas prices rose by a cent in Rhode Island, and fell by a cent in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
Since the beginning of 2015, PBN.com has run 18 stories based on surveys produced by WalletHub, which describes itself as "a one-stop destination for all the tools and information consumers and small-business owners need to make better financial … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Economic momentum picked up in March in Rhode Island in spite of "weather-related distortions," positioning the state for better future performance, according to Leonard Lardaro, an economist with the University of Rhode Island. … more
The U.S. is supposed to be six years away from the worst of the financial crisis and ensuing recession, but Americans don’t seem to be feeling at all sure that the economy is recovering. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in May by the most in more than two years as Americans’ views on the economy dimmed. more
A special business-development session for defense industry manufacturers will be held next week through STEAM Engine USA. more
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