Updated July 29 at 1:29pm
Economic Activity
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Cash sales accounted for nearly 33 percent of total home sales in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area in April, an increase of 3.3 percentage points compared with last year, according to CoreLogic. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined last week for the first time in a month, heading back toward the lowest levels in more than a decade and signaling firings remain muted. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation will hire an executive search firm to help identify and hire about a dozen junior- to senior-staff members who will help the agency administer the economic-development programs created under the current state budget. more
Bank of America Corp., the lender most hobbled by the collapse of the U.S. housing market, said second- quarter profit more than doubled as the mortgage business rebounded and expenses fell to the lowest since 2008. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator index increased two-tenths of a percent in May to a reading of 131.6. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed more than forecast in June as the cost of fuel picked up. more
A cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide generated $1.3 billion in benefits for nine U.S. states, a finding that may win converts elsewhere in the country. more
The Twin River Management Group has completed its acquisition of the Newport Grand in Newport, the new owners announced Tuesday. In February, … more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory was 1.5 percent in May, a four-tenths of a percentage point drop from May 2014, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The city’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, in partnership with Rhode Island LISC, received a $300,000 grant from ArtPlace America through its 2015 national grants program, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said this week. more
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