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American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department over the government’s bid to block their merger, clearing the way to a tie-up that would create the world’s biggest carrier. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced the appointment Tuesday of David Savitz, vice president of research for Brown University, and Gerald Sonnenfeld, vice president of research and economic development for the University of Rhode Island, as co-chairs of the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council. more
The $2.7 trillion U.S. health-care system lags behind other nations in improving its citizens’ health even as spending has doubled, increasing faster than any other industry over the past decade, researchers said. more
The R.I. Public Expenditure Council will hold a forum on the state’s business climate next week featuring review panels of policymakers, analysts and economists both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the U.S. minimum wage higher than $7.25 an hour – the rate it’s been for four years. Half of the U.S. population won’t have to wait: They live in places where the bottom rate is already higher than that. more
The owner of Providence’s “Superman Building” is suing former tenant Bank of America Corp. for leaving Rhode Island’s tallest building in poor condition. more
Even with the flawed roll out of health-care reform and uproar over spying, Barack Obama is enjoying one of the best stock markets for a re-elected president. Signs are building that it might not last. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is taking over the Buy Local RI campaign and website that Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts’ office started with help from the Small Business Advocacy Council five years ago. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Plc will pay $153.7 million to resolve U.S. regulatory claims that a brokerage unit misled investors in a 2007 financial product linked to subprime mortgages. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) For the first time in the history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Rhode Island students scored above the national average in all four math and reading assessments. more
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