Updated January 25 at 4:55pm
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Foreclosure rates in Rhode Island were lower in August than they were a year ago, but they are still higher than the national average, according to information from data firm CoreLogic released Thursday. more
AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, missed profit estimates and cut its sales forecast as promotions and price cuts took a toll. more
Comcast Corp., the U.S. cable company awaiting regulatory approval to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., reported profit that beat estimates as new high-speed Internet customers more than made up for declining video subscribers. more
Six Rhode Island businesses will receive $269,963 in grants from the state’s Innovate Rhode Island Small Business Fund (Innovate RI Fund), according to the R.I. Commerce Corporation and the R.I. Science and Technology Advisory Council. more
The Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday that most construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers, and firms in the Northeast were no exception, with 67 percent reporting difficulty filling jobs. more
The Northeast consumer price index rose 1.2 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis in September compared with a year ago, while the index for the average U.S. city increased 1.7 percent during the same period, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Rhode Island is an example, as it has maintained a 7.6 unemployment rate since August. more
Treasuries fell after a report showed existing home sales rose to their highest level in a year, indicating the U.S. economy is still improving amid slowing global growth. more
Interest in Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC is building among potential investors as its capital position improves, according to U.K. Financial Investments Ltd., which manages Britain’s stakes in bailed-out banks. more
Total general revenue exceeded expected general revenue for the first three months of the fiscal year, according to the September monthly assessment report from the state Department of Revenue released on Tuesday. more
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