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Fall River is among the worst real estate markets in the country, and Providence is not much better, according to WalletHub’s latest study released Tuesday. more
Consumer confidence increased to an almost one-year high in August as Americans became more optimistic about the labor market, according to a report from the New York-based Conference Board on Tuesday. more
FM Global said ground was broken last week on an approximately $55 million loss prevention training and operations center in Singapore, which represents additional expansion in Asia for the commercial and industrial property insurer. more
After 28 consecutive months of year-over-year percentage increases, foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts fell 1.1 percent in July compared with July 2015, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
CVS Health Corp., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and General Motors Co., the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, are among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees. more
The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased in the last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Consumer spending advanced for a fourth straight month in July, bolstered by stronger income gains, sending the biggest part of the U.S. economy to a solid third-quarter start, Commerce Department figures showed Monday in Washington. more
“Joe six-pack gets a raise,” proclaim Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Emanuella Enenajor and Lisa Berlin, commenting on the biggest source of upward pressure on U.S. wages in 2016. more
With a 5.9 percent year-over-year increase in the Black Knight home price index in June, the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 19 among the top 40 U.S. metros. more
PVDFest, Providence’s celebration of art, music, food, performance and more, will return for its third edition June 1-4. more
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