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Household wealth in the U.S. climbed in the first quarter, helped by labor market improvement and gains in the stock and residential real estate markets that are giving balance sheets a lift. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
Lenders in Bristol County, Mass., filed 88 foreclosure petitions in April, more than tripling the number of foreclosure starts in April 2013, when 24 petitions were filed, The Warren Group said Thursday. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in seven years, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,608 in the first quarter, representing 16 percent of all residential mortgages, compared with 17.4 percent or 61,424 properties in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a CoreLogic report released Thursday. more
Service industries expanded in May at the fastest pace in nine months as orders picked up, indicating improving sales will help the U.S. economy strengthen. more
U.S. stocks declined, after benchmark indexes climbed to all-time highs Tuesday, as euro-area data showed slower-than-forecast inflation ahead of this week’s European Central Bank meeting. more
Home prices in the Providence area rose 5.9 percent in April compared with the same period in 2013, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC and Nissan Motor Co. all reported U.S. sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates in May. GM and Chrysler said industrywide sales were stronger than projected. more
Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. more
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