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A Rhode Island film company has secured a deal with Screen Media Films and Universal Studios to produce 10 new motion pictures – including the thriller “Almost Mercy,” currently in pre-production – for on-demand video release reaching more than 100 million households, according to a release from Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s office. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area increased 2 percent between February 2013 and February 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Wednesday. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.7 percent in February, non-seasonally adjusted, from 10.3 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force grew 0.6 percent to 691,000 from 686,600, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
Movoto Real Estate has named Westerly the best place to live in Rhode Island, lauding the high quality of life and low crime and unemployment rates in the Ocean State’s southwestern-most town. more
The foreclosure inventory in Rhode Island dropped slightly from March 2012 to March 2013 to 3.1 percent, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. This means that 3.1 percent of all homes with a mortgage in Rhode Island were in one aspect of the foreclosure process. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index heading for its sixth straight month of gains, as pending sales of homes climbed amid optimism central banks will maintain stimulus plans. more
More Americans than forecast signed contracts in March to buy previously owned homes, another indication of progress in the housing market. more
Consumer spending in the U.S. rose more than projected in March, reflecting a jump in outlays for services that is unlikely to be repeated, signaling the biggest part of the economy will soften this quarter. more
Single-family home prices in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area rose 1 percent from March 2012 to March 2013, according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index. more
The Providence Journal and Rhode Island Monthly garnered the most winners in the Rhode Island Press Association’s annual editorial contest, which were presented Friday evening as part of the association’s annual banquet and Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at the Quonset “O” Club. more
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