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The Rhode Island foreclosure rate declined 0.8 percentage points in July compared with the same period last year, CoreLogic said Thursday. more
Under a new partnership between Hasbro Inc. and Ubisoft, a number of classic board games will make their way to the console gaming world, the companies announced Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s economy has struggled to gain traction in the wake of the Great Recession and may be vulnerable to a slew of external factors, according to a joint report from Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in August, rising to 9.1 percent from 8.9 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Consumer spending in the United States rose less than forecast in July as income growth slowed, indicating further job gains are needed to sustain household purchases. more
Gasoline prices dropped in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the third consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Rhode Island turned in a healthy economic report in July, underscoring positive performance with a new level of consistency, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro, who released his Current Conditions Index on Monday. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July, reflecting a rebound in multifamily projects that overshadowed a slowdown in single-family properties. more
Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
June saw a year-over-year decline in the foreclosure and 90-plus-day loan delinquency rates in the Providence-Fall River-New Bedford metro area, according to CoreLogic, the international property information service, although the declines were not as significant in the region as they were nationally. more
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