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Economic Activity
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The sale of single-family homes in Rhode Island strengthened in November, climbing 12 percent over the same period in 2014. Median sale prices rose as well, increasing 6 percent to $220,000, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
The world’s largest economy expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, boosted by gains in consumer spending and construction that may help the U.S. withstand a global slowdown. more
Companies boosted payrolls in December by the most in a year, indicating the U.S. job market had momentum as 2015 came to a close, according to a private report based on payrolls. more
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors said a scam artist hacked a real estate agent’s email, resulting in a buyer losing $13,000 after the scammer directed him to wire money for a deposit. more
A 96-unit development in Burrillville is among the initial beneficiaries of a commitment by the nonprofit organization Local Initiatives Support Corp. to direct $25 million to grants, loans and equity investments in affordable housing. more
Faster growth in some commercial real-estate markets underscores the risk of creating imbalances in the U.S. economy the longer the Federal Reserve keeps their benchmark interest rate close to zero, said Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren. more
Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also holding the line on firings. more
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the College Street Apartments, a 93-unit apartment building designed by Northeast Collaborative Architects of Providence. more
The battle to build natural gas pipelines in the post-Keystone XL world has moved from the hearing room into the streets. more
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