Updated October 23 at 6:29pm
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Consumer confidence retreated last week as Americans became less upbeat about their household finances and the state of the economy, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. more
Jobless claims fell for a second week, indicating the surge at the start of May reflected temporary dismissals. more
Rhode Island rentals have become unaffordable to many working residents, a national report released on Wednesday concluded, with the Ocean State characterized as among the top 20 most-expensive states in the United States. more
A substantial share of Americans lacked retirement savings and fewer households were confident in the outlook for their income at the end of last year. more
Employers gathered at the Roadmap to Reentry Community Workforce Development Summit Wednesday morning to learn about how ex-offenders are prepared for a smooth re-entry into the mainstream workforce and incentives available to employers who take the risk to hire those with a criminal record. more
U.S. home prices rose 5.7 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as buyers competed for a limited supply of listings. more
Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership launched the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge today at World Trade Day at Bryant University, announcing that more than $1 million will be available to qualifying Rhode Island manufacturers. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.11 percentage points in March, to 1.6 percent from 1.71 percent a year ago, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Single-family home sales jumped 34.7 percent in April to 4,278 - the best percentage gain in four years, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
Rhode Island had the fifth-highest percentage of mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more in April at 2.15 percent, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
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