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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
Six years after the start of the foreclosure crisis, American homeowners are paying their mortgages like the housing crash never happened. more
Lin TV Corp. saw its bottom line drop even as revenue rose 36.6 percent during the first quarter of 2013, the company reported Thursday. The decrease came about thanks to an increase in operating expenses as well as a more than doubling of depreciation and amortization expense recognized in the period. more
Treasury 10-year notes gained for the first time in four days as yields at almost seven-week highs attracted buyers betting subdued inflation will bolster the value of the debt’s fixed payments. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts drivers saw gasoline prices jump 6 cents this week after a nine-week decline, AAA Southern New England reported Monday. more
Returns from the U.S. equity bull market that started four years ago are matching those from the last half of the 1990s even as valuations are 28 percent lower. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has gained 26.2 percent annually, including dividends, since March 2009, the same as during the last 50 months of the technology bubble. more
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