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Purchases of new U.S. homes plunged in July by the most in more than three years and previous months were revised down, a sign that growth in the industry may be taking a pause as mortgage rates rise. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits as the effects of auto- plant shutdowns began to ebb. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 21 percent in May and the median price of those sales climbed 6 percent compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
New York Times Co., which is accepting bids for the Boston Globe today, is likely to fetch a price that’s about a 10th of what it paid in 1993, a sign of the industry’s deterioration over the past two decades. more
Three casino developers competing for Massachusetts’ sole slots-parlor license will each deliver a 90-minute presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday, the Taunton Gazette reported. more
The first quarter of 2013 ended on a “positive” note following a weakening start to the year, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro’s Current Conditions Index, released Monday. more
A healthy stock market and cheap debt have traditionally been two ingredients that helped fueled booms in mergers and acquisitions. The recipe isn’t quite working this year. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of August compared with the same period last year, as well as compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
Confidence among U.S. small businesses climbed in May to a one-year high as the economic outlook over the next six months brightened. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2 million in grants to assist extremely low-income people and families in Rhode Island who are living with HIV/AIDS. more
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