Updated April 25 at 4:56pm
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Get ready for a disastrous year for U.S. government bonds. That’s the message forecasters on Wall Street are sending. more
Rhode Island ranked No. 1 in the country for the highest percentage of monthly marijuana users, according to federal data. more
Foreclosure petition activity in Massachusetts rose 150 percent year-over-year in November, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Mayor Scott Avedisian and Michael Integlia, president of Michael Integlia & Company, an engineering and construction management firm, will hold a press conference on Monday to announce conceptual plans for a prospective development in the City Centre Warwick district. more
After a rocky start to the holiday shopping season, U.S. retailers benefited from cheaper gas prices and an improving job market in the weeks leading up to Christmas, raising optimism that sales reached a three-year high. more
Sony Pictures said “The Interview” took in almost $1 million in ticket sales on Christmas Day, as the comedy filled U.S. theaters in limited release without incident following promised threats of violence. more
Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers are on pace to sell more products online than ever this holiday season, aided by early promotions and investments in delivery systems that helped avoid the widespread shipping delays of last year. more
Approximately 900 counties had poverty rates for school-age children that were statistically lower than the national average of 20.8 percent, and four of Rhode Island’s five counties fell into that category, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. more
A higher deduction is now being allowed for business assets, according to the state Department of Revenue’s Division of Taxation. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, amid low volume as markets reopen after the Christmas holiday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for a second straight weekly gain near a record level. more
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