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Jobless rates were lower in 322 of the nation’s 387 metropolitan areas in November, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, which saw unemployment fall to 4.9 percent from 6.3 percent in November 2014, according to statistics released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. more
U.S. mortgage rates rose, with the 30-year average topping 4 percent for the first time in five months, after the Federal Reserve’s decision to increase its benchmark lending rate. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a more than two-month high as holiday-happy Americans registered their most upbeat assessments of the buying climate since April. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. more
State general revenue cash collections for fiscal 2016 increased nearly 4 percent through November to $1.4 billion, despite an initial plunge in lottery proceeds associated with the beginning of casino gambling in Massachusetts. more
New tax rules intended to ease the financial burden on corporations and individuals take effect Jan. 1, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Charles Scrap Metal of Providence has merged with Berger Recycling, and the two companies are operating under the banner of Berger Recycling. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in November, confirming earlier figures that showed the industry lost momentum toward the end of the year. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased over the year in October, to 1.8 percent from 1.7 percent a year ago, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
For commercial real estate investors, the good times may be over. more
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