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R.I. becoming older, more Latino as population grows

Rhode Island is becoming older and more Latino as its population grows. People who identify as either Hispanic or Latino now make up nearly 17% of the...

Census: Providence adds 12.8K residents from 2010 to 2020

PROVIDENCE – The population of the city of Providence increased by 12,892 to 190,934 between 2010 and 2020, according to data released by the...
PROVIDENCE was one of nine areas that fell short of the 99.9 percent Census completion benchmark as of the end of the Census 2020 count. / U.S. CENSUS BREAU VIA AP

Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of U.S.,...

From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the...

Shortened census count will hurt communities of color

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is having a harder time than in the past counting all Americans, and it is now...

Economics behind boom in fireworks

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks close to the Fourth...

Just how high will unemployment go?

The U.S. unemployment rate climbed from a half-century low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March – and is expected to go a lot higher. But...

Cities will be the beneficiaries of census power shakeup

New state population estimates for 2019, released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau, have given political scientists the data they need to project changes...
THE U.S. GOODS TRADE deficit decreased to $66.5 billion in October from $70.5 billion the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed in Oct. as imports plunged

WASHINGTON – The United States merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to the lowest in more than a year as imports plummeted, signaling the impact of...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...
SALES OF NEW single-family homes in the U.S. dropped 7.8% to a 626,000 annualized pace in May. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. new-home sales fall to five-month low, missing estimates

WASHINGTON – Sales of new United States homes fell to a five-month low in May, adding to signs of weakness in the sector despite...

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