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Last year was a record-breaker for Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. The company, which released year-end and fourth quarter earnings Wednesday, reported record net income and earnings per share for both the year and the fourth quarter, which its CEO attributes – in part – to its expansion into new markets. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained highest in New England in December at 6.8 percent, and was the fifth highest in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Standard & Poor’s agreed to be suspended from rating the biggest part of the commercial-mortgage bond market and pay almost $80 million to state and federal authorities over claims it bent criteria to win business. more
Hodges Badge Company Inc. has acquired a Pennsylvania ribbon and awards company. more
A new list ranks the 10 best communities for retirement in Rhode Island, and some of them may be a surprise. more
The acqusition of planemaker Beechcraft again boosted profit and revenue for Textron Inc. more
WASHINGTON - Payrolls increased in 41 states in December and the unemployment rate fell in 42 as the U.S. labor market closed out its best year since 1999. Texas led the nation with a 45,700 … more
(Updated 11:49 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Public transportation is resuming, flights are taking off from T.F. Green Airport and businesses are opening today, after a blizzard pounded the Ocean State with 20 inches of snow, effectively shutting it down. more
NEW YORK - Wireless carriers led by AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. are fighting to keep mobile broadband service excluded from strong open-Internet regulations backed by President Barack … more
Fullback James Develin has 20-1 odds of becoming the first Ivy League player to score a touchdown in Super Bowl history. Television announcers talking about whether the New England Patriots used deflated footballs also could win money for bettors. more
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