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Rhode Island was one of four New England states that saw sales of single-family homes increase year over year in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report on the economy. more
Fewer than 300,000 American workers filed applications for unemployment benefits for the sixth consecutive week, pointing to labor-market strength even as hiring cooled last month. more
Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a … more
Rhode Island landed in the bottom 10 for having the eighth worst taxpayer return on investment, according to the latest survey by WalletHub. more
The March rebound in U.S. retail sales was less impressive than economists forecast, signaling consumers are in no rush to spend the windfall from cheaper fuel prices. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to nominate Shannon Brawley, Martha Holt Castle, Scot Jones and Guillaume de Ramel to the Quonset Development Corp.’s board of directors. more
Americans are spending money again. More than you probably think. Shopping with the most spare cash since 2008, consumers are giving U.S. companies record sales for discretionary items as well as the biggest boost to their shares in 25 years. more
Westerly Community Credit Union on Tuesday proclaimed 2014 a “successful year,” recording a 29.3 percent increase in net income for 2014, which it attributes largely to a new credit card program and an uptick in membership. more
Rhode Island is the eighth most expensive state to insure a car, according to Insure.com. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.6 percent in February, slightly above the national average of 1.4 percent, according to CoreLogic. more
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