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Foreclosure filings fell 34 percent in the U.S. last month as first-time defaults dropped to the lowest level in almost eight years and rising home prices made it easier for distressed owners to sell, RealtyTrac said. more
Rhode Island exports plunged $37.4 million, or 19.7 percent, in July, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area in negative equity fell to 60,394 in the second quarter of 2013 from 79,819 in the first quarter, according to a CoreLogic report released today. more
Rhode Island finds itself in the middle of the national pack for the top marginal tax rates for sole proprietorships and S-corporations, according to the latest “Monday Maps” published by the Tax Foundation. more
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Visa Inc. and Nike Inc. will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing Bank of America Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Alcoa Inc. in the biggest reshuffling since April 2004. more
The state panel responsible for developing the former Interstate-195 lands is close to throwing its support behind a decade-long effort to bury regional power lines between Providence … more
A measure of job prospects in the U.S. advanced in August to a more than five-year high, a sign the labor market is improving. more
Gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island this week, while the average price for a gallon of gas in Massachusetts rose by a penny, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 0.6 percent in July to 122.6 from 121.9 in June. more
U.S. stock-index futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will advance for a fifth straight day, as exports from China, the world’s second- largest economy, topped forecasts. more
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