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Rhode Island and the Providence metropolitan area ranked in the bottom 10 for home price increases in November, according to Black Knight Financial Services, which released its latest home price index report based on real estate transactions for that month. more
The Chronicle of Philanthropy rated the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by how much their residents give to charity, and the Providence area ranked second-from-last, coming in only ahead of Hartford, Conn. more
Gasoline prices dropped again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
The city’s nuisance task force will receive a $250,000 grant to support its efforts to identify and remediate vacant and abandoned properties, among other initiatives, according to a press release from Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts posted a year-over-year increase in June for the first time since January, real estate data tracking firm The Warren Group reported Tuesday. more
Money magazine has named Brown University the 19th best school overall and the 15th best private school in its inaugural value ranking of U.S. colleges and universities released Monday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area unemployment rate dropped in June to 7.1 percent nonseasonally adjusted, nine-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 8 percent reported a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
Real gross domestic product in Massachusetts grew at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the second quarter, reversing the economy’s contraction in the first quarter and outpacing U.S. economic growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Wednesday. more
Massachusetts home sales increased 11.4 percent in June, making it the best month for sales in 10 years, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. set a quarterly profit record of $11.5 million in the recently concluded second quarter, according to the company’s Monday after-market earnings release. more
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