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Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts posted a year-over-year increase in June for the first time since January, real estate data tracking firm The Warren Group reported Tuesday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 reached a record on July 24, as home sales declined and investors watched overseas crises before this week’s Federal Reserve policy decision. more
Exports from Rhode Island rose 15.6 percent in May compared with a year earlier, climbing to $190.4 million from $164.7 million in May 2013, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Monday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in June, a sign residential real estate is struggling to strengthen. more
The Washington Trust Co.’s multi-pronged growth strategy is paying off, as the state’s largest community bank registered a 9.1 percent year-over-year net income gain in the second quarter, despite a 6.2 percent decline in total interest and noninterest income. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation has approved Mosaico Business & Community Development Corp.’s restoration of the Bristol Industrial Park as the latest project to receive historic preservation tax credits. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a record, as Facebook Inc. rallied on higher sales and growth in global manufacturing offset a drop in home sales. more
Twenty-nine percent of all Rhode Island homes were in serious negative equity during the second quarter, the fourth-highest rate in the country, according to a RealtyTrac report released Thursday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years. more
Foreclosure starts in Massachusetts nearly doubled in June, according to The Warren Group’s report released Wednesday. more
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