Updated February 28 at 8:42pm
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Argentina is in default again, but its latest predicament is far from your garden-variety sovereign debt crisis. This time South America’s second-largest economy has been tripped up not by new borrowing, but by a lawsuit from American hedge funds blocking settlements with bondholders over a 2001 default. more
Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at the Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. more
Treasuries fell after a report showed existing home sales rose to their highest level in a year, indicating the U.S. economy is still improving amid slowing global growth. more
Hasbro Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $180.5 million on revenue of $1.47 billion, fueled by growth in the boys category, where revenue jumped 22 percent alone, thanks to sales of Nerf, Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars products. more
If the region’s business leaders listened only to the chattering class or politicians with points to score, you get the sense they wouldn’t bother to get out of bed in the morning. After all, Rhode Island is dead last is every job-creation or business-climate list, right? more
Rhode Island single-family home sales fell 8 percent in August compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
New-home sales in the U.S. surged in August to the highest level in more than six years, a sign that the housing recovery is making progress. more
Rhode Island home prices increased 2.6 percent over the 12-month period through September, but were below the national year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent, according to Home Price Index data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
Rhode Island Housing, the state’s principal housing agency, has received a national award for program innovation by the National Council of State Housing Agencies. more
A strengthening labor market and lower gasoline prices mean Americans have extra cash for the holidays. Some economists are forecasting the money will keep flowing into, and out of, consumers’ pockets next year. more
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