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Consumer confidence increased last week to an almost eight-year high as Americans viewed the U.S. economy in a more favorable light and said it was better time to spend. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday aimed at fostering innovation in government. more
The independently organized TEDxProvidence announced its 2015 lineup of speakers Thursday, including Mary Burke, an economist who joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston research department in 2005; Leo Pollock, a co-founder of The Compost Plant; and Sheri Griffin, co-executive director of AS220. more
(Updated 1:46 p.m.) Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is considering a run for president of the United States in the 2016 election. more
Rhode Island ranked 38th, the lowest out of all the New England states, in AARP’s latest edition of “Raising Expectations: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities and Family Caregivers.” more
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will close approximately 200 of its 8,232 U.S. drugstores to reduce costs as its profits get squeezed by competition and by lower reimbursements from pharmaceutical insurers. more
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks than at any time in almost 15 years, signaling underlying strength in the labor market even as hiring cooled last month. more
The Rhode Island Center for Justice, a nonprofit public interest law center that formed in January, is formally announcing its launch today. more
A large European energy company has agreed to purchase the development rights for federal water off the Massachusetts coast, a site it estimates could accommodate more than 1,000 megawatts produced from offshore wind. more
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of carrying out the biggest terror attack on U.S. soil since 2001, as jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing case now turn to the more difficult task of deciding whether he should die. more
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