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Rhode Island was among the top 10 states for home price improvement in May with a 1.6 percent increase compared with April, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ home price index report. more
AAA is predicting that nationwide, a record 98.6 million Americans, including 4.2 million New Englanders, will travel 50 or miles from home during the Dec. 23 to Jan. 4 holiday travel period, marking an increase of 4 percent from last year. more
That familiar brown UPS truck may look a little different this season. The Atlanta-based company has been adding rental trucks, such as U-Hauls, to its fleet of UPS trucks to handle increased delivery demand during the peak Christmas season. more
Cash sales made up 31.05 percent of all home sales in Rhode Island in August, a decline from 33.26 percent that was recorded a year ago, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
Hotel tax collections jumped nearly 25 percent in July when compared with July 2014, the state Department of Revenue reported Friday. more
Home prices in the Providence metro area improved 4.2 percent in July on a year-over-year basis, according to Black Knight Financial Services, placing the region’s urban core 28th among the nation’s 40 largest metro areas for home price improvement. more
More than 20,000 visitors are expected to come to Providence for conventions and conferences over the next 30 days, which is expected to generate approximately $10 million in direct economic impacts. more
Twenty-two states have rallied around Texas in its legal challenge to RadioShack’s plan to sell personal data on 117 million customers. more
Marking the 18th straight week of falling prices, Rhode Island gasoline prices dropped 12 cents from last week, for an average self-serve, regular price of $2.41 per gallon, according to AAA Southern New England. more
Bristol County is the place to grow up in Rhode Island in terms of earning power if you are poor, according to a New York Times article which studied Rhode Island counties to determine how location affects future income. more
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