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Single-family home sales increased on an annual basis in every state in the First District, except Massachusetts, where the number of sales declined, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report that notes economic conditions from early April to late May. more
Providence Journal owner New Media Investment Group Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase all of the publishing operations and assets of the family-owned Columbus Dispatch in Ohio. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, a drop of 2.2 percentage points from April 2014, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Companies added more workers in May than the prior month, a sign U.S. job growth is getting back on track after a slow start to the year, a private payrolls report showed. more
Providence is the worst city for baseball fans, according to WalletHub’s latest study. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th among the states and the District of Columbia for its year-over-year single-family home price increase of 2.2 percent in April, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 306th out of 358 metropolitan areas for losing 500 construction jobs in April, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts increased year over year in April by 29.4 percent, representing the smallest increase in starts in more than a year, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Meal, beverage and hotel tax collections increased on a year-over-year basis in March, as well as fiscal year to date, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Monday. more
Manufacturing expanded more than forecast in May as orders grew at the fastest pace in five months, indicating the industry is starting to emerge from a first-quarter slump. more
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