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The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,063 in the third quarter of 2013 from 58,292 in the second quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1 percent over the last 12 months, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders increased more than forecast in December, matching the highest level in eight years. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
Small businesses nationwide reported improved optimism as 2013 drew to a close, and reports of capital spending increased significantly, but the index measuring business owners’ sentiment in December still fell below previous mid-year readings and trailed the pre-2008 recession average by six points, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Tuesday that Rhode Island has joined a multistate investigation into the Target Corp. data breach that occurred last month. more
Despite rising office vacancies in downtown Providence over the past year, CB Richard Ellis-New England executives described a healthy overall Rhode Island commercial real estate market in the firm’s annual market outlook Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
New England business owners conveyed strong optimism about prospects in 2014, with sales or revenue increases reported throughout the retail, manufacturing and consulting sectors, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Statistically, 2013 was an uninspiring year for Providence commercial real estate. more
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