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An interactive map from The New York Times shows where people living in a state were born. In 2012, 57 percent of Rhode Islanders were born in the Ocean State, compared with 64 percent in 1950 and 51 percent in 1900. more
Consumer confidence climbed for a third week to reach its highest level since mid-April as Americans held more favorable views of the economy, buying climate and personal finances. more
Eisenhower House, at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, is open for year-round event rentals following a $2.2 million renovation. more
John Shea, a sales associate with Hammond Residential Real Estate LLC in Boston, was recently honored for his work in restoring the the James L. Hazard house, a 6,000-square-foot Newport Victorian built in the 1800s. more
Hotel, meal and beverage tax collections increased year over year in July, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
The IMF warned officials to protect their financial systems from possible instability as the U.S. Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, saying shocks or policy missteps risk derailing the global economy and triggering equity market sell-offs. more
Rhode Island’s economy continued to expand at a slow, but steady, rate in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Wednesday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales jumped 23.8 percent in August, making it the best August for sales since 2005, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
CBRE/Grossman Retail Advisors LLC announced Tuesday it has merged operations with CB Richard Ellis N.E. Partners LP. more
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