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Purchases of new homes in the U.S. fell more than forecast in December, ending the industry’s best year since 2008 on a sour note. more
Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, slightly narrowing the margin between the state and national averages, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Warwick metro area rose 4.9 percent in December compared with the same period last year, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index report released Tuesday. more
The U.S. will post the narrowest budget deficit this year as a share of the economy since 2007 as stronger growth helps boost tax revenue, according to the Congressional Budget Office. more
The Link is ready for the market. The Interstate-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Monday signed off on a prospectus for potential developers of Providence’s former highway land, now branded The Link, clearing the way for the properties to be marketed. more
Walgreen Co., armed with a new patent, sued Rite Aid Corp., CVS Caremark Corp. and Shopko Stores Inc., claiming they’re misappropriating its technology for refilling prescriptions with mobile-phone scanners. more
U.S. stocks fell, ending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s longest stretch without a 5 percent slide since 2006, as a gauge of manufacturing in the world’s largest economy declined more than estimated. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose to 9.2 percent in December, non-seasonally adjusted, from 8.6 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force shrank five-tenths of a percent to 687,600 from 698,300, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
The cost of a gallon of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased over the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the fourth week in a row that fuel prices went up, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks as employers retained workers to meet demand. more
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