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U.S. stocks fell, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for its worst month since May 2012, as investors weighed a … more
Consumer spending in the United States rose less than forecast in July as income growth slowed, indicating further job gains are needed to sustain household purchases. more
The U.S. economy expanded more than estimated in the second quarter, providing evidence that growth is picking up as the nation overcomes the effects of federal tax increases and budget cuts. more
Sales of single-family homes in Bristol County, Mass., increased 18.7 percent in July over their number a year ago, according to The Warren Group, slightly ahead of the year-over-year rate of increase shown across the Bay State. more
The Rhode Island foreclosure rate declined 0.8 percentage points in July compared with the same period last year, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
A new Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center is being established to provide Rhode Island-based teaching artists with job opportunities in the public and private sectors. more
Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area each saw unemployment rate declines in July from July 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday. more
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
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