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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
Business accolades, economic development, scenic restaurants and Rhode Island’s capital city took center stage in 2014, making the list of PBN.com’s most-read stories. more
Anya Rader Wallack will be appointed the new director of HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday. 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
Nearly 100 percent of consumers search online for products and services, 91 percent have visited a store because of an online experience and 88 percent have been influenced by an online review. more
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