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The Rhode Island foreclosure rate declined 0.6 percentage points in October compared with the same period last year, CoreLogic reported Monday. more
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes dropped in January to the lowest level in more than a year as harsh winter weather combined with a lack of supply, tight credit and declining affordability slowed demand. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed more than projected in December as Americans’ views of current economic conditions jumped to the highest level since April 2008. more
Economic data service e-forecasting.com has released a study that projects Rhode Island is in the midst of a real gross state product trough that will moderate only slightly in 2014 and that the state only will see substantial growth in its economy begin in 2015. more
Rhode Island placed No. 10 in a study that ranked the 10 U.S. states with the highest percentage of top-rated 401(k) retirement plans. more
Orders for durable goods unexpectedly slumped in December by the most in five months, reflecting a broad-based retreat that raises the risk business investment will cool in early 2014. more
Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, slightly narrowing the margin between the state and national averages, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated following a two-day rally in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting for signs about when it plans to scale back stimulus measures. more
U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 15,000 for the first time yesterday, as investors awaited earnings from News Corp. and Monster Beverage Corp. more
Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount chain, said that customers’ debit card personal identification numbers are safe after a computer security breach exposed data on 40 million debit and credit cards. more
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