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Massachusetts home sales continue to pick up momentum, with pending sales in August jumping 42 percent from the same period last year, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. more
Rhode Island received a D+ in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, which, surprisingly, was the fifth-best score in the nation. more
Cash collections totaled $617.9 million during the first two months of the fiscal year, a 5.3 percent increase over the same year-ago period, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
The sale of single-family homes in Rhode Island strengthened in November, climbing 12 percent over the same period in 2014. Median sale prices rose as well, increasing 6 percent to $220,000, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also holding the line on firings. more
Kurt Ehlers, managing director of Corvias Campus Living, spoke with Providence Business News about Corvias' partnership with Gilbane Building Co. to construct student apartment projects nationwide. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said free two-hour holiday parking for shoppers is returning starting on “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 28 and running through Jan. 1 in select commercial districts. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of 351 metro areas out of 387 that experienced a year-over-year drop in its jobless rate in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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