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The share of mortgage lending to minority borrowers fell to at least a 14-year low as U.S. regulators struggle to ease credit to blacks and Hispanics shut out of the housing recovery. more
Newport Harbor Corp. has sold the Newport Yachting Center on the city’s waterfront to Peregrine Group LLC for an undisclosed price, the company announced Tuesday. more
The 118-year-old Carey School stopped operating as a school in 2009. It is being redeveloped by Boston-based Arch Street Development LLC, which specializes in redevelopment, adaptive reuse and historic building preservation in the Northeast. more
Dignitaries on Tuesday celebrated a grand opening of Alex and Ani Hall, a $17 million renovation of a 1958 Rhode Island College campus building that reopened to students at the start of this fall semester. more
“Frozen” is still hot. Two toys based off Walt Disney Co.’s hit animated film made Adventure Publishing Group’s Toy Insider Hot 20 list released today, making it the only entertainment property with multiple items on the roster. more
Massachusetts single-family home sales declined 6.6 percent in August, marking the sixth time sales have decreased year-over-year in 2014, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island energy sector startups. more
STEAMengine, a program being developed by the R.I. Commerce Corporation, has won a $1.57 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help boost the state's economy and help it diversify. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue did not mince words when discussing the state’s revenue performance in August, saying it was “like pushing a wet noodle.” more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly declined in August for the first time in five months as investors retreated from the market. more
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