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The Ocean State housing market surged ahead in 2016, regaining its footing for the first time since the Great Recession ended, according to an annual report by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts in December increased by 4.2 percent from December 2015. more
Rhode Island is among the top five states that stand to suffer if the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is repealed. That’s according to data released Wednesday by personal finance website WalletHub. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds sold off with oil. more
Rhode Island ranked 36th in the nation for its 1.1 percent construction job loss over the year in December. That’s according to data released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating the Federal Reserve’s view of a stronger labor market. more
Despite the tailwinds of strong jobs growth and the vanguard of the millennial generation entering their prime homebuying years, developers have been strangely reluctant to break ground on new single-family homes in 2016. more
More than $1 million in federal grants were announced Tuesday to support the arts and expand cultural education opportunities in the state. more
For the fourth week in a row, gasoline prices fell in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Shakhnoza Kayumova, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a researcher at its Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education, has been awarded a $778,770 National Science Foundation grant to address the need for English language learners to study science. more
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