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Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years as Americans grew more upbeat about the labor market and the outlook for the economy. more
BOSTON – More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $27 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to support housing rehabilitations, public service projects and local infrastructure. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a record, as Facebook Inc. rallied on higher sales and growth in global manufacturing offset a drop in home sales. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in June, a somewhat less significant increase than the 2.1 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for violating the state’s 2012 foreclosure-prevention law. more
Rhode Island again ranked third last month among states with the most mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more, according to data released Friday by Black Knight Financial Services’ data and analytics division. more
Kevin Hackman, an elder law attorney in Warwick, says he has about a dozen clients a year interested in reverse mortgages, only half of whom actually follow through and get one. more
Rents in the Providence area increased 2.5 percent in 2014, representing the third-lowest increase in the top 50 metropolitan areas surveyed by real estate website Zillow. more
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