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Home prices in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 1 percent in January compared with the same period a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Since the start of the year, more than 2,000 new businesses have registered with the R.I. Department of State. more
Rhode Island woke up on New Year’s Day 2015 with a groaning hangover from years of wallowing in bad economic news. Standing by the bedside was an energetic, dark-haired woman holding a spoon and big, old-fashioned medicine bottle. How bad would it taste? more
The mayor’s office has reported a $1.1 million operating surplus for fiscal 2014, as shown in the city’s annual financial audit conducted by independent accounting firm Marcum LLC. more
U.S. stocks fell from records, led by declines among small companies, as investors weighed valuations and speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than expected. more
Fewer Americans are being fired and productivity is showing signs of life, pointing to an improving job market that is helping boost consumer confidence. more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that opponents of the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state may put a question on the November ballot to decide whether the law should be repealed, Boston.com reported. more
Rhode Island employers expect to hire at “a respectable pace” in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released this week by ManpowerGroup. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales fell 6 percent in May compared with the same period in 2013, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Tuesday. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metro area dropped to 1.78 percent in April from 2.54 percent during the same month last year, real estate data firm CoreLogic reported Tuesday. more
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