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Confidence among U.S. homebuilders hovered in January close to a nine-year high, indicating the residential real estate market is poised to expand this year. more
Coming off a record-breaking 2014, the parent of Westerly-based The Washington Trust Co. is looking to build on its success by growing lending outside Rhode Island and expanding its physical presence in Greater Providence. more
Nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self Sufficiency Program for 11 cities and towns was announced Friday during a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro. more
Cash sales made up 31.05 percent of all home sales in Rhode Island in August, a decline from 33.26 percent that was recorded a year ago, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
After a rocky start to the holiday shopping season, U.S. retailers benefited from cheaper gas prices and an improving job market in the weeks leading up to Christmas, raising optimism that sales reached a three-year high. more
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. recently distributed $1.5 million in checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of their recyclables in fiscal 2014. more
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued a new publication highlighting New England’s top exports, showing that prices for the region’s top export industry, computer and electronics product manufacturing, decreased 0.6 percent between May and August. more
The Boston Sports Club, a health club at the corner of Dorrance and Westminster streets in downtown Providence, is closing, the general manager confirmed Friday. more
(Updated, 12:35 p.m.) Investors betting the Federal Reserve will accelerate its timetable for an interest-rate increase may have to think again after Friday’s jobs report. more
Are America’s small manufacturers poised for a resurgence or vulnerable to new technological disruption? more
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