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Wage gains in 2012 caused a rise in the number of Rhode Island communities able to afford home ownership, according to figures in the annual HousingWorks RI Housing Fact Book released Friday. more
The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $999 in the first quarter of 2013, a 2.7 percent increase over the same period last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
WASHINGTON - Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in August for a fourth consecutive month as a pickup in incomes bolstered the biggest part of the economy. Household purchases, which account for … more
President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans share one piece of common ground in the stalemate over the budget and the debt ceiling: Neither side wants to budge. more
The economy expanded at faster pace in the second quarter from the previous three months, a sign the U.S. was weathering federal budget cutbacks and higher taxes. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rebound from its longest losing streak this year, as investors awaited data on jobs and home sales to assess the pace of the economic recovery. more
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
Mattel Inc., the world’s largest toymaker, placed the most items on an annual industry list that tries to predict the hottest gifts for the holiday season. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area decreased for the month of July from the same period last year, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is teaming up with state economic development officials to build a plan for growing the local economy from the ideas of business leaders. more
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