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Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. labor market is improving. more
Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data for each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and ranks each state on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy. more
The Dutch government’s decision to hold onto U.S. mortgage debt acquired during the 2009 bailout of ING Groep NV has paid off so far as prices of the securities soared, more than doubling in some cases from lows that year. more
The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 1 percent over the last 12 months, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center spent $602 million of its total $874 million operating budget for 2013 on payroll, contracts with local companies, and construction and support for the command and research facility in Newport. more
The U.S. homeownership rate climbed from the lowest level in 18 years, signaling that the real-estate rebound is drawing in more buyers. more
Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
The foreclosure rate for residential mortgages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined in November, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic in a report issued Thursday. more
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its biggest annual advance since 1997, as data showed consumer confidence increased in December and housing prices jumped in October. more
The Rhode Island foreclosure rate declined 0.6 percentage points in October compared with the same period last year, CoreLogic reported Monday. more
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