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You may have seen two sets of news reports recently that didn’t quite add up: First, President Obama called for the liquidation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s largest providers of funds for home mortgages. Then a couple of days later, Fannie Mae announced its sixth straight quarterly profit and said it was sending $10.2 billion in dividends to the Treasury. Freddie Mac also reported a hefty profit – $5 billion over the previous three months – and said it is providing $4.4 billion in dividends to the government. more
(Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.) more
Over the past three decades, interest rates have steadily declined. Now that rates are finally rising, bond as well as equity investors should be wary of certain areas in the markets. Investors must be aware that rising interest-rate pain is not limited to long-term bonds. There are a number of sectors in your portfolio that can be negatively affected by rising interest rates. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.) more
Mall owners, the best-performing U.S. property stocks for four years, have tumbled to the worst as sluggish retail sales and limited opportunities to expand drive investors to look elsewhere for earnings growth. more
Basing your business’ market share in dollars per square foot seems an odd metric, unless you sell carpeting. But for East Providence-based Peregrine Property Management, that per-square-foot statistic describes how far the business has come, and where it is today. more
Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit must face a lawsuit filed by two trusts that hold and administer mortgages on behalf of investors who own more than $1 billion worth of securities collateralized by the loans. more
Middletown-based Embrace Home Loans continues to enjoy strong growth in 2013, mainly, said President Kurt Noyce, because of the investment it makes in the well-being of employees. more
Evan Staples has only been a project engineer at New England Construction in East Providence for about a year, but training in the field has shown him the critical role technology plays in the industry. more
If it’s an old, vacant, deteriorating building with a certain appeal of style or structure, it’s likely to catch the eye of artist, designer and now-developer Kyla Coburn. more
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