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Rhode Island Housing, the state’s principal housing agency, has received a national award for program innovation by the National Council of State Housing Agencies. more
Rhode Island’s financial profile has improved following the economic downturn, but weak economic and demographic trends, paired with large combined debt and pension liabilities, remain sources of credit pressure, according to Moody’s Investor Service. more
Nortek Inc., a maker of home and office security solutions, ventilation and air management products, and heating and cooling systems, posted increases in sales and profit in the third quarter, thanks in part to the acquisition of an HVAC business. more
Rhode Island home prices increased 2.6 percent over the 12-month period through September, but were below the national year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent, according to Home Price Index data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Banco Santander SA said third-quarter profit rose 52 percent, beating estimates, as charges for bad loans dropped in Spain and earnings climbed in the U.K. and Brazil. more
Treasuries rose, pushing 30-year bond yields down for a second day, as plunging oil prices added to investor expectations that inflation will remain subdued while the U.S. economy strengthens. more
CVS Health Corp. beat analyst estimates as the company’s prescription drug sales more than made up for the revenue loss the company has suffered after it quit selling tobacco in its retail pharmacies. more
Santander Bank, N.A. has committed a total of $1.3 million in grants to support low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in the city. more
Sapient Corp. will be sold to French advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe in a $3.7 billion deal, the Boston Business Journal reported on Monday. more
Gas prices are continuing their downward spiral in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, dropping 5 cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey of gas prices. more
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