Updated July 28 at 8:28pm
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The U.S. homeownership rate fell to the lowest in more than 50 years as rising prices put buying out of reach for many renters. more
A settlement allowing the parent companies of Stop & Shop and Hannaford Supermarket to merge requires the companies to divest 81 stores nationwide, including eight in Massachusetts. more
New Media Investment Group Inc. reported a drop in net income, an increase in revenue, and plans to acquire a North Carolina publishing company in its earnings report released Thursday. more
EMMA Acres in Exeter has been named Rhode Island’s 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee of which the R.I. Department of Environmental Management is a member. more
Foreclosure and mortgage delinquency rates decreased in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area and in Rhode Island in May, following national trends. more
Providence was awarded seventh place on Infogroup’s list of the Top 10 Most Hipster Metro Areas. more
(Updated 10:26 a.m.) Job seekers using the state’s online job board, EmployRI, are being warned about job offers from fake recruiters. more
The number of Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week rose from a three-month low, consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger job market. more
A long-discussed plan to expand passenger rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls got a boost on Wednesday from a $13.1 million federal TIGER grant which will help build a new commuter rail station here, something the mayor of Pawtucket called a “game changer.” more
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while saying risks to the U.S. economy have subsided and the labor market is getting tighter, suggesting conditions are getting more favorable for an increase in borrowing costs. more
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