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CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., posted fourth- quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as pharmacy sales rose on new medicines and new customers. more
Providence Business News took two first-place awards Saturday in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition as well as second place for general excellence. more
The owner of the vacant “Superman Building” at 111 Westminster St. is again calling for public support to help convert the downtown tower into apartments. more
Gasoline prices rose 2 cents in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, ending four consecutive weeks of declines, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised about the latest shock that boomers are delivering to the U.S. economy. more
Another year past, another mixed reading of economic progress for Rhode Island. That’s the assessment of Leonard Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state’s economic performance, or momentum, using a dozen different metrics. more
Rhode Island artists Anthony Giannini, Leslie Hirst and 2014 Academy Award nominee Daniel Sousa have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
The Arcade Providence’s first microloft tenants moved in on New Year’s Eve, almost two years after owner Evan Granoff announced his $7 million plan to renovate the historic building known as one of the country’s first indoor shopping malls. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
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