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A shift by household investors from bonds into equities that Bank of America Corp. dubbed the great rotation is being muted as pension funds and insurers boost fixed-income assets to match future obligations. more
Single-family home sales in Bristol County, Mass. rose 5.1 percent in March compared with the same period in 2012, The Warren Group said Tuesday. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in September and October compared with the same periods last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nonseasonally adjusted data released Thursday. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
The Mass. Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that the town of Revere must hold another public referendum on whether to allow Suffolk Downs and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to build a casino there before the commission will approve the proposal, Boston.com reported Tuesday. more
As homelessness and food insecurity have continued to rise in Rhode Island, so have the resources and determination of the Providence In-Town Churches Association under the leadership of Executive Director Diana Burdette. PICA serves the capital city’s homeless, poor and elderly in need of help through its food pantry, daily meal site and other outreach programs. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in September, indicating the U.S. job market is struggling to gain momentum, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Renters in the Northeast region of the United States are most likely to fulfill the terms of their lease, according to a report released by CoreLogic examining renter application risk during the first quarter of 2013. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.5 percent from 2010 to 2011, but fell short of that mark from 2007 to 2011, as the Great Recession held real personal income growth to 0.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
The economy in the U.S. expanded in the third quarter at a faster pace than forecast, led by the biggest increase in inventories in more than a year as household purchases and business investment slowed. more
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