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Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in seven years, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,608 in the first quarter, representing 16 percent of all residential mortgages, compared with 17.4 percent or 61,424 properties in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a CoreLogic report released Thursday. more
Service industries expanded in May at the fastest pace in nine months as orders picked up, indicating improving sales will help the U.S. economy strengthen. more
U.S. stocks declined, after benchmark indexes climbed to all-time highs Tuesday, as euro-area data showed slower-than-forecast inflation ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting. more
Home prices in the Providence area rose 5.9 percent in April compared with the same period in 2013, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Nissan Motor Co. all reported U.S. sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates in May. GM and Chrysler said industrywide sales were stronger than projected. more
Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. more
If the insatiable demand for bonds has upended the models you use to value them, you’re not alone. more
When are Republicans the party of Wall Street outrage and Democrats the voice of deference for high finance? more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to a record Thursday, as reports showed consumer spending unexpectedly declined last month while confidence slid more than estimated. more
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