Updated May 25 at 11:27pm
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Following a national trend, home prices climbed 5.9 percent over the year in October both in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area and in Rhode Island. more
The pace of online spending slowed on Cyber Monday after consumers started their Internet shopping earlier over the weekend, turning to their smartphones to pick up deals, according to International Business Machines Corp. more
For this morning’s column, I want you to engage in a little thought experiment. Based on the e-mails readers have sent, many of you figure the Dec. 15-16 Federal Open Market Committee meeting is a no-brainer and that the central bank will raise its benchmark interest rate. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded $2.7 million in grants from its Fund for a Healthy Rhode Island to improve the quality and affordability of health care in Rhode Island. more
A public records request has been filed with the director of the R.I. Department of Transportation by the Rhode Island Trucking Association president because he wants more details about the governor’s RhodeWorks toll plan. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked 23rd in a list of the 40 largest metros nationwide for its increase in home prices in September compared with September 2014, according to Black Knight Financial Services. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island inched up a penny from last week, but fell by the same amount in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. more
The United Association Local-51 Plumbers and Pipefitters has received a $131,400 Real Jobs RI implementation grant to launch an urban community apprenticeship program. more
(Updated 11:38 a.m.) Rhode Island’s total state and local government expenditures exceeded all New England states except Vermont when measured on a personal income basis, but were fourth highest when measured on a per capita basis, according to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Online shoppers outnumbered their brick-and- mortar counterparts during U.S. retailers’ pivotal Black Friday weekend, underscoring the challenges facing American malls this holiday season as Amazon.com Inc. exerts more pressure. more
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