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Retail sales increased for a third straight month in January as Americans kicked off 2016 by spending freely on cars, clothing and online merchandise. more
Rhode Island Housing has launched a down-payment assistance program targeting residential properties in 10 communities that have fallen into foreclosure or would otherwise be subject to a distressed sale. more
The Warren Group said Rhode Island saw another big month for single-family home sales in December, with 852 sales, a 24.7 percent jump compared with 683 in December 2014. more
Sixteen Rhode Island cities and towns have applied for state financing for energy efficiency or renewable energy upgrades, through the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, the agency announced on Thursday. more
Consumer comfort in the first week of February held close to a three-month high as Americans grew more upbeat about the buying climate. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s RhodeWorks plan was passed by the House of Representatives, after a long session Wednesday night. more
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined to a seven-week low as hiring managers demonstrated confidence in the outlook after temporary adjustments around the holidays. more
Merit McIntyre recently was named president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, and will oversee the daily operations of 80 real estate offices and 4,000 affiliated sales associates and employees in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. McIntyre, who started his career as a sales associate, responded recently to several questions on real estate and the regional market. more
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That’s what many states and metro areas desperately needed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. So our program launched the Metro Monitor in 2009 to track jobs, housing prices and other indicators of post-recession recovery in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas. more
Nearly 500 attendees at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner received both a quick pep talk from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and assurances from Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino that the team was re-committing itself to minor league baseball in Pawtucket. more
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