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Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island rose 24 percent in February, and median prices climbed as well, both indications of what the Rhode Island Association of Realtors described as a “robust market.” more
Rhode Island is the seventh-most expensive state to own a car, according to a GOBankingRates.com study that reviewed car ownership over a three-year period. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 250th out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its 3 percent construction job loss in September compared with September 2014. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
For several years, researchers have been sending people into tax preparation offices to test the quality of the work. The results have been scary: more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections, and 1 percent hotel tax collections, increased year over year in November and over the fiscal-year period, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Residential foreclosure deed filings dropped 52 percent in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2014, according to a report from HousingWorks RI released Monday. more
Job seekers here lead the nation when it comes to employment searches on Indeed.com, a career website. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate rose slightly over the year in October to 1.9 percent, but remained above the national rate of 1.2 percent, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
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