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Consumer confidence fell in October to a three-month low as Americans became less upbeat about the labor market. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m.) Massachusetts home sales grew 25.3 percent in September, continuing an upward trend and marking the best September sales month for residential real estate in a decade, The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman, said Tuesday. more
Orders for business equipment unexpectedly declined in September as tepid global markets gave American companies little reason to expand. more
William A. “Bill” White is president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, which for the second consecutive year made the most loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration flagship 7(a) Loan Program in Rhode Island. White talks with Providence Business News about the program, how it’s a part of the bank’s growth strategy and what trends he’s seeing in the state’s lending market. more
A $9 million federal grant to build a new travel plaza and welcome center at Exit 1 off Interstate 95 in Hopkinton was announced Monday by the state’s congressional delegation as well as Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Age discrimination is pervasive in the U.S., despite laws that prohibit it. more
Single-family home sales in September outpaced last September, rising nearly 10 percent, the R.I. Association of Realtors reported Monday. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes slumped in September to a 10-month low, disrupting a trend of steady improvement this year in the industry. more
It won’t be long until you start seeing commercials for Black Friday specials and Cyber Monday bargains. This year, Deutsche Bank’s Chief International Economist Torsten Sløk expects the holiday season to bring a lot of cheer to retailers, many of which have struggled since the recession. more
In the last few years the state has taken steps toward alleviating some of the financial pressures felt by retirees, but some tax professionals believe more could be done to prevent those in their twilight years from leaving the Ocean State. … more
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