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Late night television talk show host Conan O’Brien weighed in on Democratic presidential nominee hopeful Lincoln D. Chafee’s lowly poll ratings of 0 percent. more
Student-loan borrowers are flocking to relief programs touted by President Barack Obama that lower their monthly payments and put them on a path to debt forgiveness. more
The University of Rhode Island is investigating the inappropriate collection and possible use of information related to about 3,000 university email accounts. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
(Updated 4:29 p.m.) Several groups met Thursday to call on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello to investigate the 38 Studios deal. They also want greater transparency on the Pawtucket Red Sox relocation proposal. more
A decadelong study of water quality in Narragansett Bay by oceanographers from the University of Rhode Island has found that reductions in nitrogen discharged into the bay from sewage treatment plants has resulted in much clearer water and fewer algae blooms. more
Michael Magee has joined Chiefs for Change, a nationwide nonprofit focused on local education, as its first CEO. more
Commercial health insurance rates have been approved for 2016 by the health insurance commissioner, and while all are higher than what was approved last year, the amounts are lower than what was requested by most insurers. more
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the general obligation bond rating for East Providence by two levels, to A2, recognizing the city’s continued trend of fiscal stability, increased reserves and stable tax base. more
The University of Massachusetts earned a record 65 U.S. patents in fiscal 2015, keeping the five-campus UMass system in the top ranks of research universities nationwide. more
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