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Purchases of new homes declined in May from an eight-year high as the housing market continued to display the choppy progress that’s been a hallmark of the recovery. more
The Port of Davisville will receive a $625,000 federal grant to expand capacity for imports and exports including automobiles, cargo and offshore wind components. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
U.S. stocks rose, mirroring equities around the world and sending the S&P 500 Index toward the strongest gain in a month, as a U.K. referendum on its European Union membership got underway. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that the labor market is healthy and stable. more
Cash purchases of homes in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area continued to fall in March, reaching 23.6 percent of all sales, a 9.2 percentage point decrease from a year earlier. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
Rhode Island tied with Arkansas for the fourth-highest percentage of late mortgages in the United States at 2.1 percent, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
The slowest part of fast food? Adding new menu items or changing existing ones. more
The residential real estate market in Rhode Island continued along its brisk pace in May, ending the month with a nearly 19 percent increase in sales activity for single-family houses, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
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