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The median price of Rhode Island single-family homes sold in March rose 8 percent compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Friday. more
Orders for durable goods poured into American factories in March, setting up manufacturing as one of the central drivers of a rebound in economic growth during the second quarter. more
Rhode Island boasted the eighth-fastest average Internet connection speed in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the “State of the Internet” report released Wednesday by cloud services firm Akamai Technologies Inc. more
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts fell for the fourth time in the last five months in March, according to The Warren Group, even as prices rose. more
Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly plunged in March to the lowest level in eight months, reflecting a broad-based retreat that signals the industry is facing bigger challenges than just bad weather. more
The negative outlook on the U.S.’s AAA credit-ranking was changed to stable by DBRS Inc. amid declining federal budget deficits and after Congress suspended the nation’s debt limit earlier this year until 2015. more
Rhode Island exports fell by $31.4 million in February, or 15.8 percent on a month-over-month basis, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Tuesday. more
U.S. house prices rose 6.9 percent in the 12 months through February, the smallest gain in a year, in a sign that the housing market’s recovery is cooling. more
The struggling Rhode Island construction industry could help reduce the state’s high unemployment rate by 1.4 percentage points if allowed to foster changes that would restore jobs, according to a study prepared for five trade groups by a Bryant University economist. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-Warwick metro area declined to 1.89 percent of all outstanding mortgage loans for the month of February from 2.85 percent reported during the same month a year earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
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