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New residential construction in the U.S. rose more than forecast in December, capping the best year since 2007 and signaling the industry will probably keep expanding this year. more
Rhode Island ranked second among states with mortgages that were delinquent by 90 days or more in January, according to the latest data from Black Knight Financial Services. more
The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications for unemployment benefits during a holiday- shortened week that typically makes the data more volatile. more
Last year was a record-breaker for Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. The company, which released year-end and fourth quarter earnings Wednesday, reported record net income and earnings per share for both the year and the fourth quarter, which its CEO attributes – in part – to its expansion into new markets. more
Last week's release of the change in personal income by state for 2013-14 placed Rhode Island pretty high on the list, No. 16, with a one-year gain of 4.3 percent. But that doesn't quite tell the entire story. In the last decade, the Ocean … more
Despite a travel ban and the Rhode Island governor advising residents to stay in and “hunker down,” some business owners decided to brave the storm Tuesday and open their restaurants. … more
Rhode Island’s economic recovery is continuing, though less broadly than hoped for, according to the November Current Conditions Index, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said on Monday. more
Sales of single-family homes flattened in 2014, but median prices continued to rise, to $215,000, the highest value of the past six years, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
If Rhode Island and the region have not emerged completely from their near decade-long economic funk, they certainly have pulled themselves out of the intensive care ward, at least according to the latest installment of the Providence Business News biannual Business Survey. more
The parent company of the Providence Journal announced Wednesday that it launched a public offering of 7 million shares of stock for gross proceeds of approximately $151.9 million. more
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