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Consumer spending in the United States rose less than forecast in July as income growth slowed, indicating further job gains are needed to sustain household purchases. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the third consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Rhode Island turned in a healthy economic report in July, underscoring positive performance with a new level of consistency, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who released his Current Conditions Index on Monday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July, reflecting a rebound in multifamily projects that overshadowed a slowdown in single-family properties. more
Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
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Rhode Island construction employment declined five percentage points between June 2012 and June 2013, according to an analysis of federal employment data released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
June saw a year-over-year decline in the foreclosure and 90-plus-day loan delinquency rates in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area, according to CoreLogic, the international property information service, although the declines were not as significant in the region as they were nationally. more
Wage gains in 2012 caused a rise in the number of Rhode Island communities able to afford home ownership, according to figures in the annual HousingWorks RI Housing Fact Book released Friday. more
Capital Properties Inc., thanks to the continuing underperformance of its petroleium storage facility, posted a net loss of $65,000 in its third quarter, a reversal of a $514,000 profit a year earlier. more
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