Updated January 20 at 11:49pm
Economic Activity
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The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 1.4 percent in July, a decrease of 0.26 percentage points compared with July 2015, when the rate was 1.66 percent, CoreLogic said this week. more
Personal income in Rhode Island grew 1.1 percent in the second quarter over the past year, the slowest among the New England states, and lagging national personal income growth of 2 percent during the same period, according to the Fiscal 50 report released Tuesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts. more
Gasoline prices in Rhode Island fell 4 cents this week, and dropped 1 cent in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
1 Report: Paypal coming to ‘Superman' building? POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 1 Paypal Holdings Inc., one of the world's largest online payment companies, is considering moving its operations center to Rhode Island, according to a report … more
Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for $1.6 million in venture capital investment in the third quarter, according to The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers based on data from Thomson Reuters. more
Single-family home sales rose 16.2 percent in August to 1,081 compared with 930 in August 2015, The Warren Group said Wednesday. more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the U.S. central bank should continue seeking to draw Americans back into the work force as it debates raising interest rates. more
Looking at such things as growth in business and gross domestic product, new building permits and municipal bonds per capita, Newport County has the greatest amount of investment in its local economy among Rhode Island’s five counties, according to the latest SmartAsset study. more
At 8 percent, Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December when compared with Cranston, Providence and Warwick, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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