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Rhode Island had 13.5 percent of mortgaged residential properties in negative equity in the fourth quarter, the fifth-highest percentage in the nation, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in February, a percentage point less than it was in February 2015, placing it among 22 states that had significantly different unemployment rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metropolitan areas in January, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, which saw a 12 percent jump over the year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a “robust market.” more
Rhode Island is the seventh-most expensive state to own a car, according to a GOBankingRates.com study that reviewed car ownership over a three-year period. more
The rebound in fuel costs pushed up U.S. wholesale prices in May for a second month, overshadowing a drop in pricing power that signals inflation will take time to move toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 250th out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its 3 percent construction job loss in September compared with September 2014. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
For several years, researchers have been sending people into tax preparation offices to test the quality of the work. The results have been scary: more
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