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Rhode Island’s CollegeBound Saver program netted a Silver rating and its CollegeBound 529 a Bronze from Morningstar, a research firm that tracks investment offerings, in its 2016 list of the best 529 plans. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths of one percentage point from the year prior, reported the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Strong lottery growth in North America and Italy boosted revenue for International Game Technology PLC in the third quarter, the company said Monday. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated in whipsaw trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average spinning near a record, as investors speculate how Donald Trump’s policies will impact the economy and interest rates. Small caps headed for the best weekly gain in five years. more
The cash sales share of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area decreased nearly 10 percentage points year over year in December, to 22.5 percent, which was lower than the national cash sales share at 33.4 percent, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Providence Business News took home six awards, including one first place, in the Rhode Island Press Association’s 2015 editorial contest celebration, held Friday evening. more
The Newport stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled for May 8-20, 2018, the organizers and Sail Newport have announced. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area inched up slightly in January compared with January 2015, CoreLogic said. more
(Updated 11:41 a.m.) Cash sales accounted for 21.8 percent of total home sales in September in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, a 0.7 percentage point decrease compared with the rate in September 2015, CoreLogic said Wednesday. more
Employer costs for employee compensation in March were higher in New England than any other geographic region in the country, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week. more
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