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Rhode Island ranked among the states with the largest share of foreign language speakers last year at 21 percent, according to a new report by the nonprofit Center for Immigration Studies. more
Steve Miller is waging war on high- priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and sending companies reeling in a $270 billion market. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick area and Rhode Island dropped in October compared with the same period a year ago, but remain higher than the national rate, according to data firm CoreLogic. more
On the eve of a Senate hearing today into whether the Federal Reserve has been “captured” by the institutions it is supposed to regulate, the Fed announced a broad review of its supervision of the largest banks, and a top official acknowledged there’s a danger that examiners could be too easy on them. more
Stefan Pryor, nominee for state Secretary of Commerce, received a unanimous endorsement Tuesday from a Senate committee reviewing his appointment as Rhode Island’s first executive officer overseeing all aspects of economic development. more
Ten Network Holdings Ltd., Australia’s No. 3 free-to-air commercial broadcaster, said it’s studying takeover or refinancing proposals received from a number of parties. more
Abigail Johnson has climbed the ranks of Fidelity Investments, the company started by her grandfather in 1946, over more than 25 years, starting as a stock analyst and working her way through almost every major division. more
Bank of America Corp., the third- largest U.S. mortgage lender, refused to give Paul Mataska the loan amount he needed last year after he had a six-month layoff from his job in 2012. more
The Boston Globe is offering another round of buyouts to newsroom employees, according to the Boston Business Journal and media industry blogger Jim Romenesko, which both obtained a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory to the staff. more
Two Rhode Island fire departments will receive significant grants from the federal Port Security Grant Program to improve training procedures and provide equipment that will help protect the Port of Galilee and 23 square-miles of waterways in South County. more
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