Updated September 27 at 4:30pm
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Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the most older people with a job since the early 1960s, before the U.S. enacted Medicare. more
The Federal Reserve resisted a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund that the central bank be willing to let inflation modestly exceed its target, saying such a move could be counterproductive to its objectives, an IMF report showed. more
Every March 17 brings thousands of small, missed fashion opportunities. more
Twenty cities and towns in Rhode Island will share slightly more than $5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant proceeds, with the majority of the funding heading to efforts to expand the supply of low- and moderate-income housing. more
Providence made U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “Best Places to Live” in the United States, coming in at No. 92. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders was little changed in April, indicating the housing market lacked momentum as the spring selling season got under way. more
Applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since February 2015, a sign progress in the U.S. job market is moderating. more
Sales at retailers jumped in April by the most in a year, indicating consumer spending will help the U.S. economy recover from an early-year slowdown. more
The first 2016 WaterFire lighting will be held May 21, the nonprofit announced during a press conference Monday afternoon. more
Diners are encouraged to “take a bite out of winter” during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks, which begin Jan. 10 and run through Jan. 23. more
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