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Consumer sentiment last week hovered near a five-year high as more Americans said the economy was improving and their finances were mending. more
Fewer Americans than forecast signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in September, the fourth straight month of declines, as rising mortgage rates slowed momentum in the housing market. more
Factory production in the U.S. rose more than forecast in October, indicating the partial government shutdown did little to halt the pickup in manufacturing at the start of the fourth quarter. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index heading for its sixth straight month of gains, as pending sales of homes climbed amid optimism central banks will maintain stimulus plans. more
Startup accelerator Betaspring is currently accepting applications for its spring 2014 session. Betaspring provides a 12-week, mentorship-driven program along with work space, seed capital, legal counsel and access to investors and industry experts. more
Rhode Island exports rose $5.3 million, or 2.9 percent, in November, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in September at a slower pace than forecast, indicating a pause in the momentum of the biggest part of the economy before the federal government shut down. more
The Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area foreclosure rate fell 0.11 percentage points for March compared with the same period in 2012, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in December compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 19,100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday. more
An early 19th century house in Federal Hill joins Rhode Island’s tallest building and the Statehouse lawn on the Providence Preservation Society’s Ten Most Endangered Properties List for 2014, the group announced Thursday. more
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