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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are suffering through their own form of cognitive dissonance: revealing new concerns about the economy’s long-term prospects even as they forecast faster growth in 2014. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of September compared with the same period last year, and also dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose 18.5 percent in October compared with the same period a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
More applications for home construction were issued in October than at any time in the past five years, a sign the U.S. residential real-estate market is gaining momentum heading into 2014. more
Marketing Rhode Island’s strengths and demographics in the Northeast just became easier and more focused, with the launch of a new website dubbed “Greater Rhode Island – Think Bigger.” more
Approximately 43.4 million Americans will travel from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent decline compared with last year’s Thanksgiving, AAA Southern New England reported last week. more
Gasoline prices rose 3 cents in Rhode Island and 7 cents in Massachusetts this week, marking the second consecutive week of unchanged or rising prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The number of contracts Americans signed to buy previously-owned homes unexpectedly fell in October for a fifth consecutive month amid higher borrowing costs that are denting the real-estate recovery. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 5.3 percent in October compared with the same period last year, adding 800 jobs for a total of 16,000 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. more
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