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Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than five years, extending swings typical for the month of July. more
Tourists beat a steady path to Rhode Island during the summer 2013, from beaches to cultural events and historic sites. While early estimates show a modest uptick overall, the approximations are, at the very least, a promising sign in one segment of the Ocean State’s sluggish economy. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
Sales of new U.S. homes rose more than forecast in June to the highest level in five years, a sign builders are benefiting from a lack of supply of existing properties. more
The Newport Restoration Foundation and the city of Newport announced the winners of the 2013 Doris Duke Preservation Awards and 2012 Doris Duke Fund for Historic Preservation Grant recipients on Tuesday. more
Walgreen Co., armed with a new patent, sued Rite Aid Corp., CVS Caremark Corp. and Shopko Stores Inc., claiming they’re misappropriating its technology for refilling prescriptions with mobile-phone scanners. more
New England experienced modest growth in economic activity, the Federal Reserve’s Current Economic Conditions brief – otherwise known as the Beige Book – reported Wednesday. more
CVS Caremark Corp.’s CVS/pharmacy announced a new in-store savings program for veterans on Wednesday, with Veterans Advantage’s VetRewards Card members earning up to 20 percent off of CVS/pharmacy brand products. more
Homeowners in the Providence metropolitan area paid a median of $130,000 for their homes in 2011, a little more than the national median purchase price of $110,000 that year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau profile released on Thursday. more
CVS Caremark Corp.’s CVS/pharmacy division announced the official launch of “Total Home,” a home care product line that includes more than 150 different items. more
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