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The value of Rhode Island commercial properties sold in 2015 increased 37.3 percent to $379 million, according to an annual report compiled by Capstone Properties. more
The Ocean State’s economy is picking up steam, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
For the first nine months of the fiscal year, cash collections increased nearly 3 percent, or $67.2 million, compared with the prior fiscal period, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders held steady in May, signaling limited progress in residential real estate during the busy spring selling season, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data showed Monday. more
The state experienced a “very disappointing” first quarter as Rhode Island’s economy was “expanding, but barely,” said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the most older people with a job since the early 1960s, before the U.S. enacted Medicare. more
Sales at retailers jumped in April by the most in a year, indicating consumer spending will help the U.S. economy recover from an early-year slowdown. more
Consumer confidence in the United States jumped in May to the highest level in almost a year, propelled by the strongest views on inflation-adjusted income gains in a decade. more
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While the overall employment picture in the Ocean State has improved over the last year – the number of employed Rhode Islanders increased by 2,500 from March 2015 to March 2016, the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent from 6.3 percent, and the … more
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