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Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in June as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and the labor market. more
Foreclosure petitions climbed 53 percent year over year in May in Massachusetts, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, which said this marked the 15th consecutive month of petition filing increases. more
It may not seem like much of a recovery to most Americans, but the current economic expansion has many of the makings to become the longest in more than 150 years. more
Year-over-year sales of single-family homes in the Ocean State rose 6 percent in May, and pending sales climbed as well, an indication of continued strengthening in the housing market, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation and Amtrak on Monday announced the start of a $41 million South County train track and station enhancement project aimed at benefiting train operations in the Northeast and long-term transit planning for the state. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped 2 cents from last week, according to AAA Northeast. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes rose in May to a nine-year high, indicating recent strength in the real-estate industry will be sustained. more
A new “buy local” campaign, dubbed “Indie Week,” runs Wednesday through July 7, providing special discounts from participating businesses. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth failed to meet expectations in the first quarter, posting a gain of 1.5 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Rhode Island ranked 12th among the states for its 2.1 percent year-over-year export growth in the first four months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
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