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The Massachusetts economy is continuing its “robust expansion” as employment is growing at rates not seen since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
Bay State home sales continued to rise in August, with a 16 percent year-over-year gain, the third consecutive month of double-digit increases, according to data released Tuesday by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates by the end of the year? You get a very different answer depending on the source. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in September as persistent job gains helped Americans shake off the effects of tumbling stock prices. more
Cash sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area accounted for 31.4 percent of total home sales in June, a 4.4 percentage point increase compared with June 2014, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have fallen every week since early July, dropping 4 cents and 5 cents, respectively, according to AAA Northeast. more
Home prices in the Providence metro area improved 4.2 percent in July on a year-over-year basis, according to Black Knight Financial Services, placing the region’s urban core 28th among the nation’s 40 largest metro areas for home price improvement. more
U.S. stocks fell Monday, with equities down for a fifth consecutive session, as raw-material and energy shares retreated amid more signs of slowing in China, while biotechnology companies extended last week’s selloff. more
Household spending climbed more than forecast in August and incomes also rose as the biggest part of the U.S. economy continued to power past a global slowdown. more
While the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of only five of the 15 metros in New England to show GDP growth from 2013 to 2014 (in constant dollars) greater than 1 percent, at 1.52 percent it was still well below the national average for … more
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