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Homeowners in the Providence metropolitan area paid a median of $130,000 for their homes in 2011, a little more than the national median purchase price of $110,000 that year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau profile released on Thursday. more
CVS Caremark Corp.’s CVS/pharmacy division announced the official launch of “Total Home,” a home care product line that includes more than 150 different items. 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
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, indicating a second day of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors weighed the Federal Reserve’s stimulus plans after data showed employment increased more than forecast in May and the jobless rate rose. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area decreased for the month of July from the same period last year, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive week, but remained higher than the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
When Federal Reserve policy makers start to curb $85 billion in monthly bond buying, possibly before the end of the year, the last thing they want to do is spoil the nascent U.S. housing recovery. more
The owners of the Rhode Island Mall have sold the Wal-Mart and Kohl’s properties to an undisclosed buyer for $33.35 million. more
As the threat of climate change continues to garner attention on the regional, national and international levels, and energy costs continue to rise, municipalities, businesses and homeowners alike are searching for ways to “go green,” both in the environmental and economic sense. more
The General Assembly has named the Trinity Repertory Co. the state theater of Rhode Island in honor of its 50th anniversary, the theater company announced Tuesday afternoon. more
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