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The trading price of class A common stock of LIN TV Corp., a local multimedia company, increased approximately 32 percent since the announcement of LIN’s merger agreement with LIN Media LLC, a limited liability company subsidiary, the company said Wednesday. more
Sales of Rhode Island single-family homes rose 16 percent in June compared with the same period the previous year, driving the year-over-year median price up 19 percent, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
Rhode Island drew more than half its revenue from property taxes, one of the highest rates in the nation, according to new figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. more
Sales of new U.S. homes rose more than forecast in June to the highest level in five years, a sign builders are benefiting from a lack of supply of existing properties. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Wednesday signed legislation to create an additional enterprise zone in Pawtucket, providing tax incentives to companies in the zone for hiring local workers. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly increased in July to the highest level in six years as Americans’ views of their finances improved. more
Prices for single-family homes climbed in 87 percent of U.S. cities in the second quarter as the national housing recovery accelerated amid competition for a limited number of properties on the market. more
Growth in the Massachusetts economy slowed considerably in the second quarter of 2013, hamstrung in particular by austerity measures by the federal government, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Wedneday. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued findings Monday on two applicants for the state’s lone slot-parlor casino license, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Jarden Corp. agreed to buy Yankee Candle for $1.75 billion, making its biggest acquisition to add the 43-year-old scented candle maker to its collection of more than 120 consumer brands. more
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