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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
Last week the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission revealed that the developer of a $60 million student-housing project in the district had walked away from the deal. It is not clear why the Dallas developer pulled out, but the recently … more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 175th among the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas for its 1.5 percent economic growth in 2014, according to federal Bureau of Economic Analysis statistics released this week. more
Rhode Island again was one of the top five states with the most mortgages delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services. more
The world’s largest economy expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, boosted by gains in consumer spending and construction that may help the U.S. withstand a global slowdown. more
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