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The credit cards in most Americans’ wallets are pretty much antiques. They’re easy to counterfeit, thanks to magnetic strips that rely on basically the same 1960s technology used in cassette tapes. more
The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival announced on Aug. 14 the award winners from its 20th annual festival. more
U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced today $1,601,344 in federal funding to assist fire departments in Central Falls, Exeter and Woonsocket in purchasing new trucks and firefighting equipment. These improvements will enhance response capabilities, vehicle safety advancements and financial savings in these communities. more
Auto sales accelerated more than expected in September, aided by cheap credit, good deals and relatively low gasoline prices. The annualized rate reached the fastest pace in more than 10 years. more
Local food advocates could be getting some legal help this fall, as the Conservation Law Foundation plans to offer free legal services to farmers and food entrepreneurs in Rhode Island. more
Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Chef Walter Potenza is very familiar with the reign of central Italy that has suffered through a severe earthquake. He was born in a town about an hour east of the village of Amatrice that was virtually leveled when the quake struck. more
It won’t be long until you start seeing commercials for Black Friday specials and Cyber Monday bargains. This year, Deutsche Bank’s Chief International Economist Torsten Sløk expects the holiday season to bring a lot of cheer to retailers, many of which have struggled since the recession. more
Corvias Campus Living, a division of the Corvias Group, will partner with Gilbane Building Co. to construct student housing projects nationwide. more
Rhode Island writers Julie Danho O’Connell, Sussy Santana and Susannah Strong have been awarded $25,000 fellowships by the Rhode Island Foundation. more
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