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Analysis: Providence area posts 127th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,002 properties in the Providence area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 127th highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Rhode Island posts 26th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,144 properties in Rhode Island started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 26th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: zip code 02882 in Narragansett has 233rd highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 02882 zip code area was 731 in the third quarter of 2018, a 199-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., '92, has been appointed president of the Providence Campus of JWU

Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., '92, has been appointed president of the Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University (JWU).

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: BankFive Announces Promotions

BankFive has announced the promotion of several employees within the organization.

Analysis: 3 Rhode Island medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Three Rhode Island medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Rhode Island has 18th highest average credit card debt

Rhode Island finished 18th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Rhode Island's Kent County has 165th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Rhode Island's Kent County was nearly 700 in the third quarter of 2018, a 14-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Hinckley Allen Welcomes New Corporate & Business Attorney Lynne Barry Dolan

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Lynne Barry Dolan as Counsel to the Firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.

Providence area has 61st highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Providence area was more than 6,100 in the third quarter of 2018, a 507-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

BROWN UNIVERSITY: Federal Reserve Board appoints Paxson deputy chair of Boston Fed

Brown University President Christina Paxson, an economist and professor of economics and public policy, will serve as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s board of directors for 2019.

Rhode Island ranked No. 51 in average charitable giving

Rhode Island residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $3,354 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Rhode Island has 15th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Rhode Island posted the 15th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Rhode Island’s population rose 0.1% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Rhode Island’s population increased by 829, or 0.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

BROWN UNIVERSITY: Two Brown professors elected AAAS fellows

Brown University professors George Karniadakis and Dr. Sharon Rounds have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society announced on Monday, Nov. 27.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Martha Sheridan Named President and CEO of the Greater Boston CVB

Concluding a 12-year tenure as president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, on Friday, Martha Sheridan announced she would step down from the role in mid-December.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Attorneys Gregory Tumolo and Jared Sugerman Join Duffy & Sweeney

The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory Tumolo as senior counsel and head of the employment law team, and Jared Sugerman as an associate in the firm’s business law practice.

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