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The two-year-old U.S. housing recovery is faltering. The Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday lowered its forecast for combined new and existing home sales in 2014 to 5.28 million - a decline of 4.1 percent that would be the first annual drop in four years. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings last week affirmed the “B” rating of Woonsocket’s $109 million in outstanding general obligation bonds, assigning the rating outlook as “stable.” more
Two Rhode Island banks posted a higher return on assets than the national average for the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Quarterly Banking Profile. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from its biggest drop since April, as Google Inc. advanced and concerns eased over crises in the Ukraine and Middle East. more
It’s bad luck to be born 20 years before a time of high unemployment. It affects your income when you enter the workforce, naturally, but that’s not all. It can keep your earnings relatively low – and chip away at your health and happiness, as well – for a lifetime. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development last week said that the state added 3,700 jobs in June, edging the total unemployment down 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.5 percent from the May rate. more
The Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that preliminary estimates show the state added 8,100 jobs in March and that the total unemployment rate dropped another 0.2 of a percentage point, to 6.3 percent, from the February rate. more
Prices paid to American factories and service producers rose in April by the most in more than a year, indicating a diminishing risk of deflation as demand improves. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a weekly drop, as DuPont Co. slid after cutting its earnings forecast while utilities and consumer shares led gains. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose more than forecast in February to a six-year high as employers moved to boost hiring in response to rising consumer demand. more
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