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Rhode Island ranked 40th among the states and the District of Columbia for its year-over-year single-family home price increase of 2.2 percent in April, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 306th out of 358 metropolitan areas for losing 500 construction jobs in April, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts increased year over year in April by 29.4 percent, representing the smallest increase in starts in more than a year, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last week reported an aggregate net income of $39.8 billion of all FDIC-insured banks for this year’s first quarter, which represents a 6.9 percent increase from a year earlier. more
Germany is the 11th most sexually satisfied country in the world, beating the U.S. and China but lagging world leader Switzerland, according to a recent survey by prophylactic maker Durex. more
Meal, beverage and hotel tax collections increased on a year-over-year basis in March, as well as fiscal year to date, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Monday. more
Manufacturing expanded more than forecast in May as orders grew at the fastest pace in five months, indicating the industry is starting to emerge from a first-quarter slump. more
Rhode Island is one of the top 10 safest states in the country to live in, according to WalletHub. more
Consumer purchases unexpectedly stalled in April as Americans used income gains to shore up savings, raising the risk the biggest part of the economy may take time to gain momentum after a slow start to the year. more
The picture is bleak, as it so often is when the subject is Rhode Island's economic health. The latest study by the Associated General Contractors of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the Ocean State ranked No. 49 among the 50 states and … more
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