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Tiffany & Co. posted third-quarter profit that trailed analysts’ estimates and cut its forecast for earnings this year as the strong dollar and choppy economic conditions weigh on sales of luxury jewelry. more
“Joe six-pack gets a raise,” proclaim Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Emanuella Enenajor and Lisa Berlin, commenting on the biggest source of upward pressure on U.S. wages in 2016. more
The truck rest area along Interstate 95 North, between exits 2 and 3, will reopen Friday by 8 a.m., the R.I. Department of Transportation said. more
Local 1 percent hotel tax collections climbed year over year in April, as well as on a fiscal-year-to-date basis, by 5.9 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively, the state Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Rhode Island had the 12th-lowest rate of obesity in the nation last year, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Thursday. more
A College of Health & Wellness has been created at Johnson & Wales University, which will include a health science major as well as the master of science program in physician assistant studies first offered in 2014, the school announced Wednesday. more
Economic activity is increasing, but there are some signs of slowing growth, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. more
The U.K.’s health-cost regulator turned down Amgen Inc.’s new cholesterol medicine Repatha in a preliminary ruling, saying the drugmaker may have over-estimated the risk of heart disease that results from people having too much cholesterol. more
A top pharmaceutical lobbying group is launching an ad campaign to defend drugmakers that have been under fire for their pricing practices. more
For the second year in a row, Bristol, home to Roger Williams University, is one of the safest college towns in America. more
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