Updated January 30 at 12:30pm
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(Updated, 9:45 p.m.) The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc., according to comments from newsroom staff on social media. Rhode Island Public Radio reports that 22 editorial union personnel were losing their jobs. more
NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season in the U.S. is in full swing after most retailers flung open their doors yesterday, offering bargains on everything from televisions to coffee brewers. Here’s … more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes slumped in November from a one-year high, underscoring the uneven nature of the current recovery in residential real estate that’s been one of its defining characteristics. more
Capital Properties reported Friday third-quarter net income of $448,000, or 7 cents a share, compared to a loss of $65,000, or 1 cent a share, for the same three-month period in 2013. more
The state’s 5 percent hotel tax collections increased year over year for August, but is rising at a slower rate than it did a year ago, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue’s latest report. more
Focus group research conducted by the American Democracy Project at RIC shows that R.I. voters are not confident their next governor will improve the state’s economic outlook. The … more
Rhode Island again was among the top five states with loans that are 90 days delinquent or more, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission approved its first land sale Monday, signing off on a purchase-and-sales agreement with a Dallas-based developer who has plans to build a $50 million student apartment building in the Knowledge District. more
Home sales are expected to increase by 9 percent in 2015, and home price growth is expected to be moderate, according to data firm CoreLogic’s 2015 housing outlook report. more
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