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Fewer Americans signed contracts in July to buy previously owned homes, a sign that rising mortgage rates are starting to slow momentum in the housing market. more
Rhode Island ranks among the top 25 state exporters in several industries, including 10th in scrap and recycled materials, according to the Business Roundtable. more
Housing, social service and defense industry leaders will join Rhode Island’s U.S. Senate delegation Wednesday for a roundtable discussion on the local impacts of federal spending cuts known as sequestration. more
June saw a year-over-year decline in the foreclosure and 90-plus-day loan delinquency rates in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area, according to CoreLogic, the international property information service, although the declines were not as significant in the region as they were nationally. more
U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index sliding for a second day, as growing tension over possible military action in Syria overshadowed a report showing consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in August. more
Providence metropolitan-area home prices rose 2.9 percent in June from the same period last year, according to the Lender Processing Services Home Price Index released Monday. more
Price gains of stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index are outpacing profits by the fastest rate in 14 years as the bull market extends beyond the average length of rallies since Harry S. Truman was president. more
Gas prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive week even as they remained higher than the national average Monday, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
U.S. stocks and Treasuries rose after orders for American durable goods fell more than forecast, spurring speculation the Federal Reserve will refrain from a large reduction in stimulus. more
The state Division of Taxation has scheduled the drawing to claim the historic preservation tax credits that were re-activated by legislation passed and signed into law earlier this year. more
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