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The Newport stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race is scheduled for May 8-20, 2018, the organizers and Sail Newport have announced. more
Consumer confidence retreated in July as Americans’ expectations deteriorated to an eight-month low. more
An oceanfront estate overlooking the Cliff Walk sold on Monday for $15 million, the most expensive residential sale in Rhode Island in the past two years, according to Lila Delman Real Estate International, which represented the seller. more
The foreclosure rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area inched up slightly in January compared with January 2015, CoreLogic said. more
On Thursday, some of the biggest lingering questions about the U.S. economy may be answered, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Deputy Head of U.S. Economics Michelle Meyer and U.S. Economist Alexander Lin. more
U.S. stocks rallied the most since 2011, halting a six-day rout, as investors found some relief after the worst global equity rout in almost four years. Treasuries fell and the dollar rose. more
Employer costs for employee compensation in March were higher in New England than any other geographic region in the country, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area and Rhode Island increased in December compared with December 2014, while mortgage delinquency rates fell during the same time frame, according to CoreLogic. more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen since August 2007, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced in its monthly report Thursday afternoon. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
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