Updated February 27 at 12:29am
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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
Goldman Sachs announced Tuesday that it will offer $10 million in capital and philanthropic support to help small businesses grow in Rhode Island. more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined local and state leaders on Friday to celebrate seven Rhode Island municipalities selected as design-grant recipients of the Working Cities Challenge, a cross-sector collaborative designed to improve the lives of low-income people in small- to mid-sized cities. more
The Wyndham Garden Providence, the city’s sole waterfront hotel, announced Friday it is in the stages of rebranding and will soon become the Hilton Garden Inn Providence Hotel. more
Rhode Island is among the top five states that stand to suffer if the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is repealed. That’s according to data released Wednesday by personal finance website WalletHub. more
Rhode Island’s No. 44 ranking on the 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, released this week by the Tax Foundation, makes it one of the least competitive states when it comes to tax code structure. more
U.S. stocks fell in the worst selloff since Britain voted to leave the European Union, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling almost 400 points after a Federal Reserve official signaled more willingness to raise interest rates. more
Forty organizations serving the needs of Newport County residents will share $259,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Newport County Fund, the organization said Thursday. more
(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. more
Fidelity Charitable on Wednesday said it made a record $3.5 billion in grants on behalf of its donors last year, a 15 percent increase compared with 2015. more
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