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Research/Photography: Providence Business News/Nicole Dotzenrod Map: Providence Business News/Lisa Lagreca more
A week’s evidence that the U.S. economy’s ill health has been overstated and dovish talk from the Federal Reserve combined to briefly catapult the S&P 500 Index above its May 2015 record close, leaving stocks on the brink of ending their longest drought of the bull market. more
(Updated, July 8, 9:53 a.m.) The renewable energy giant SolarCity on Thursday announced plans to hire up to 80 new employees in the wake of newly enacted legislation that promotes the expansion of alternative energy in Rhode Island. more
Economists tend to shy away from attaching too much significance to any one piece of data. But in this environment, with this jobs report, hyper-scrutiny may be warranted. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to the lowest level since mid-April, signaling labor market stability amid a shaky global economy. more
The Rhode Island Association of Realtors recently donated a medical transport vehicle to the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County. more
A turn of the century mansion once owned by the Breck shampoo creator has sold in Watch Hill, at $7.6 million. more
John Nimmo is senior housing counselor at NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, a community development corporation that serves several communities in northern Rhode Island. He was praised recently by state officials for helping to direct homeowners having difficulty paying their mortgages to a nonprofit program, the SUN Initiative, which allows them to sell and repurchase their houses under more affordable terms. more
For the 27th consecutive month on a year-over-year basis, foreclosure petitions rose in Massachusetts in May, according to figures released by The Warren Group on Thursday. more
A community workshop on flood protection for historical and culturally notable properties will be held July 14, from 3-7 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. more
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