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(Updated, 12:51 p.m., 4:28 p.m.) The Conservation Law Foundation is suing the town of Johnston, saying it has no legal right to purchase water from Providence and resell it to a proposed power plant in Burrillville. more
January single-family home sales were the highest on record in the Ocean State, The Warren Group said Tuesday, with 692 sales in the month. January marked the 21st consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. more
Home prices in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 5.4 percent in January compared with a year earlier, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
The U.S. chalked up its largest trade deficit since March 2012 as a jump in merchandise imports in January exceeded a smaller gain in shipments overseas. more
In Rhode Island, the median annual income of households led by a U.S.-born person is $61,213, compared with the $45,503 median annual income of households led by an immigrant, according to NerdWallet, a financial website. more
Bryant University on Monday put out a call for applications from working professionals for its suite of graduate-level applied economics programming which will culminate in either a master’s degree or certificate of advanced graduate studies. more
City living comes with a premium in most major metros, except Providence, where it’s less expensive to live than in the suburbs. more
Undocumented immigrants pay $31.2 million in state and local taxes in Rhode Island, according to a study released Friday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said an interest-rate increase would “likely be appropriate” at the central bank’s upcoming meeting if employment and inflation continue to meet policymakers’ expectations. more
Three giant yellow minions were bobbing to and fro at the New York Toy Fair last week, posing for photos with kids in a showy promotion tied to the next iteration of Despicable Me. more
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