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While retail health care clinics have been viewed by policy makers and insurers as a way to decrease health care spending by replacing expensive emergency department or physician office visits, the clinics may actually increase spending if they create a demand for more services, typically an extra $14 annually. more
Consumer confidence eased in the first half of March as lower-income Americans grew more concerned about prospects for the U.S. economy and higher gasoline prices. more
Unemployment rates were lower in 333 out of 387 metropolitan areas in January than than a year earlier, including in the Providence metro, where the rate fell to 6.2 percent from 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Tiffany & Co., the luxury jewelry retailer, gave a forecast for earnings this year that trailed analysts’ estimates as the sluggish global economy hurts sales. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers’ access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. more
An area off the coast of New York designated for offshore wind farms has the potential to generate almost as much electricity as a nuclear power plant. more
Carla Hall, known as a Top Chef finalist and co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” told the audience of 1,100 at Bryant University’s 19th annual Women’s Summit on Friday about the “squirrely path” she took to get to where she is today. more
U.S. stocks rose, with gains in banks and drugmakers helping to turn the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index positive for the year as the gauge headed for its longest weekly winning streak since November. more
Javier Manzano, a Pulitzer-prize winning photographer and documentary filmmaker, has been named the 2016 winner of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. more
Bank of America Corp. Chief Operating Officer Thomas K. Montag was paid less than CEO Brian T. Moynihan last year for the first time. Montag was awarded $15.5 million, compared with Moynihan’s $16 million. more
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