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A federal appeals court has sided with lenders challenging an injunction in Rhode Island’s improper foreclosure case, remanding the case back to U.S. District Court for further review. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose less than forecast in May, restrained by the first drop in food prices in almost four years and signaling inflation remains under control. more
Main Street Formals was recognized by the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce as 2013 small business of the year on June 20th. more
New York Times Co., which is accepting bids for the Boston Globe today, is likely to fetch a price that’s about a 10th of what it paid in 1993, a sign of the industry’s deterioration over the past two decades. more
Coventry, North Kingstown and Bristol were named the top three booming suburbs in Rhode Island in a survey published by Coldwell Banker Real Estate. The “Top Booming Suburbs in America” ranking was a part of the last installment of Coldwell Banker “Best Places to Live” series. more
Table gaming officially opened to the public at Twin River on Wednesday after a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the table games’ first-floor space this morning. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.9 percent in May after 10 consecutive months of declines, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services announced Thursday that R.I. Economic Development Corporation revenue bonds issued for 38 Studios LLC, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s failed videogame company, will not be affected by the state’s decision to openly consider defaulting on the bonds, reported Reuters. more
Derrick Bulaich locked in a home- loan rate of 4.6 percent last week, prompted by a surge in borrowing costs as investors speculated the Federal Reserve would pull back from bond buying. Bulaich, who said he wishes he’d acted sooner, still plans to complete the purchase today of the four-bedroom Sacramento home because values in the city remain 42 percent below their 2005 peak despite recent gains. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated following a two-day rally in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting for signs about when it plans to scale back stimulus measures. more
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