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U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing above its record close, as purchases of new homes unexpectedly climbed to the highest level in more than five years and retailers rallied. more
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell, including both new purchases and refinancings, in the latest week, an industry group said on Wednesday. more
Voters in Revere, Mass., have approved Mohegan Sun’s proposal to build a $1.3 billion casino at the Suffolk Downs racecourse, the Hartford Courant reported Tuesday. more
Toray Plastics (America) Inc., the North Kingstown-based manufacturer of polypropylene films, has pledged $2 million toward a $125 million capital project to overhaul the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering facilities. more
Consumer confidence fell more than forecast in February as growing concern about the U.S. economy’s direction outweighed improving perceptions of its current state. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Tuesday published a report outlining specific ways the state can trim $200 million in non-essential spending to fund tax cuts in the fiscal year 2015 state budget. more
Home prices in the Providence metro area reached $238,000 in December on the Black Knight Home Price Index released Monday, unchanged from the previous month. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose 5 percent in January compared with the same period a year earlier, reaching the highest number of sales recorded for the month since 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
Rhode Island exports fell by $10.7 million, or 5.6 percent on a month-over-month basis, in December, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined for the month of December on a year-over-year and month-over-month basis, according to a CoreLogic report released Monday. more
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