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Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 16 percent in September compared with the same period in 2012, while house prices rose 13 percent, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Thursday. more
Massachusetts income tax collections have met or exceeded four of five revenue benchmarks required to drop the state’s income tax rate to 5.2 percent from its current 5.25 percent, the Boston Business Journal reported Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island foreclosure rate declined 0.7 percentage points in September compared with the same period last year, CoreLogic reported Thursday. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport in 2013 rose 4.2 percent compared with the previous year, up to 3.8 million total passengers from 3.65 million in 2012, according to numbers released by the R.I. Airport Corporation Tuesday. more
City planners Tuesday night unveiled a first-draft rewrite of the Providence zoning code intended to modernize and clarify local land-use rules while encouraging some new urban development. more
Overcoming economic uncertainty following October’s partial shutdown of the federal government, New England business owners reported greater optimism in the past six weeks and expect to see continued growth through the first quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated after the Federal Reserve decided to press on with $85 billion in monthly bond purchases, even as it sees “growing underlying strength in the economy.” more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of September compared with the same period last year, and also dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending a record for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as weaker-than-forecast data on factory output and housing fueled bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus at its policy meeting. more
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