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Economic Indicators
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Debt is a dual-edged sword. For some, it is the bane of economic health. And yet in business, as in personal finance, taking on debt often finances growth, acquisition and activity. Think of mortgages to buy homes or loans to develop a commercial … more
In today's mobile Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat world, statistics need to be instant and simple. But the real world is often more complex than that. Take, for example, the public perception of the local economy, as revealed in three recent … more
Rhode Island Realtors are generally optimistic about the high-end, residential property market continuing last year's strong showing in 2016, according to several who spoke with Providence Business News. n Benjamin Scungio, manager of Mott … more
While the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of only five of the 15 metros in New England to show GDP growth from 2013 to 2014 (in constant dollars) greater than 1 percent, at 1.52 percent it was still well below the national average for … more
In 1991, the largest law firm in Rhode Island, Edwards & Angell, had 171 local attorneys. The next-biggest player, Hinckley, Allen, Snyder & Cohen, had 140. By last year, what it meant to be big in the Rhode Island legal industry had … more
L.L. Bean is coming to Garden City Center. The outdoor retailer said it will open its first Rhode Island store this summer, and 29th retail store outside of Maine, where the company is based. more
Rhode Island, as in most of the nation, has experienced economic growth since 2010. But in that period the Ocean State has seen cumulative growth at a rate that is roughly 75 percent as large as the United States as a whole. (Ocean State … more
Sales of single-family homes continued a yearlong rise in Rhode Island, growing 34.7 percent in April when compared with April 2015, according to data released Friday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.11 percentage points in March, to 1.6 percent from 1.71 percent a year ago, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport rose 3.3 percent in May, to 324,393 from 314,068 in May 2015, the R.I. Airport Corporation said Tuesday. more
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