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For the 13th consecutive week, gasoline prices have fallen in Rhode Island, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in January by the most in two years, representing a setback in residential real estate leading up to the spring selling season. more
CVS Health Corp. made Fortune magazine’s top 50 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, coming in 27th, an improvement over last year’s ranking of 45th. more
Cash sales slipped in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in November to 23.4 percent of total home sales, a 9.1 percentage point decrease compared with November 2014, CoreLogic said Friday. more
The U.S. economy unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than initially estimated, reflecting a higher value of business inventories. more
Business owners maintain a bullish outlook on Rhode Island's economy, but there are signs the optimism has been tempered by turbulence at the national level and slow-paced economic progress at home, according to results from the 2016 winter installment of the biannual Providence Business News survey. more
New Media Investment Group Inc., the parent company of GateHouse Media which owns the Providence Journal, reported 2015 results this week, showing profit of $67.6 million, or $1.52 per diluted share, reversing a previous-year loss of $3.2 million, or 10 cents per diluted share. more
Consumer purchases climbed in January by the most in eight months, fueled by faster earnings growth and indicating the biggest part of the U.S. economy gained momentum at the start of 2016. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said fundamentals underlying the U.S. economy remain strong and the central bank should stay on track for a gradual tightening of monetary policy this year. more
Twenty-three percent of Rhode Island’s population of 1 million lives in distressed zip codes, according to an interactive report released Thursday by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. more
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