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Consumer spending in the United States climbed more than forecast in January as incomes increased, making it more likely the biggest part of the economy will be able to sustain growth in early 2014. more
The city is teaming with Rhode Island School of Design and local business groups to launch a new accelerator program for design-centered entrepreneurs. more
Rhode Island was one of three states that averaged an unemployment rate of greater than 9 percent in 2013, according to year-end figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, suggesting some loss of momentum heading into 2014. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 12 percent in January compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $31 million in grants in 2013 to more than 1,300 nonprofits, the organization said Friday. more
The burden of housing costs leaves Latinos in Rhode Island with little purchasing power, according to data released Thursday by HousingWorks RI and the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
The foreclosure rate for residential mortgages in Rhode Island declined in January, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic in a report issued Thursday. more
Rhode Island Housing has awarded preliminary approval for $1.9 million in tax credits to two development projects that will collectively create 107 new homes in Providence. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing above its record close, as purchases of new homes unexpectedly climbed to the highest level in more than five years and retailers rallied. more
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