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U.S. stocks swung between gains and losses, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rallied to a record, as investors watched corporate earnings to assess the strength of the economy before Tuesday’s employment data. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in August compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Monday. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes fell in September for the first time in three months, retreating from an almost four-year high as rising prices and mortgage rates discouraged would-be buyers. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of August compared with the same period last year, as well as compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a record, as results from Google Inc. and General Electric Co. topped estimates and data showed China’s economic growth accelerated. more
The median home value in the Providence metro area rose 6.2 percent to $221,900 in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Report. Metro … more
The nation’s oldest indoor shopping mall will open to the public for the first time in five years Monday. more
Members of the Capital Center Commission are appealing to lawmakers and the city for help enforcing land-use rules its members say have been flouted by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s administration in parking lot projects at the Statehouse. more
The owners of the Foundry complex in Providence have purchased the neighboring American Locomotive Works property off Valley Street, they announced Thursday. more
Direct spending on commercial real estate development in Rhode Island in 2012 ranked among the lowest in the country, according to a report by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association Research Foundation released Oct. 7. more
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