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Local 1 percent hotel, meal and beverage tax collections, as well as state 5 percent hotel tax collections, all increased on a year-over-year, and fiscal year-to-date basis through October, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick area and Rhode Island dropped in October compared with the same period a year ago, but remain higher than the national rate, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
U.S. stocks were little changed on the last trading day of a year that capped the biggest bull market since the 1990s. more
WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose in November as employment gains and low borrowing costs helped bring potential buyers into the market. The pending home sales index … more
Toy maker Hasbro has come under fire by parents who are upset that the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain set looks like a sex organ. more
With video stores and retailers closing their doors, retail real estate has had a tough half-decade. The cure? Urgent care clinics. more
Rents in the Providence area increased 2.5 percent in 2014, representing the third-lowest increase in the top 50 metropolitan areas surveyed by real estate website Zillow. more
Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 341 of the 372 metropolitan areas, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area was among them, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Consumer confidence rose in December as Americans embraced more employment opportunities and persistent declines in prices at the gas pump. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area ranked No. 153 among 339 metropolitan areas around the nation in November in terms of construction employment with 4 percent year-over-year growth, according to information released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
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