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URIís economistís index shows four months of expansion for R.I.

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

WHAT: September was the fourth month showing signs of economic recovery in Rhode Island after slight improvement in various indicators. URI professor hopes for sustained momentum as the next fiscal year approaches.

WHO: URI Professor of Economics Leonard Lardaro, creator and author of the Current Conditions Index.

WHEN: For release Monday, Nov. 15, 2010

HOW: Use enclosed information, including summary and charts prepared by Lardaro for news reports. He is available for broadcast and print interviews. The new information and other historical information can also be found on Lardaroís web site at http://members.cox.net/lardaro/current.htm.

FOR INFORMATION: Leonard Lardaro, office, 401-874-4128, home, 401-783-9563. Dave Lavallee, URI Department of Communications and Marketing, 401-874-2116.

BACKGROUND: The Current Conditions Index, created by Lardaro, measures the strength of the present economic climate in R.I. by following the behavior of 12 indicators.