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The Ocean State will receive $270,385 through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act grant program to support recreational boating infrastructure and marine sewage disposal facilities. more
Rhode Island is the most food-friendly state, according to a list by Retale, a Web-based service and app for shoppers. more
The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Consumer confidence declined last week from the highest level in more than seven years as Americans’ attitudes about their finances ebbed with the stock market. more
Engineering firm Wright-Pierce received a Circle of Excellence Platinum Award at the 2014 A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) Industry Summit held in Orlando last month. more
Susan F. Lusi will continue to serve as superintendent of Providence schools, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State recently received a $30,000 Amgen Foundation Grant to develop and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum into the mentoring agency’s site-based programming. more
The number of female governors is dwindling. Just five states—New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, New Mexico, and Oklahoma—have one, and that's down from a peak of nine women governors in 2007, according to a Pew Research Center report published Wednesday. more
Dawn breaks cold and ugly at Boston’s sprawling 10-acre public works headquarters as Mike Dennehy, commissioner and unofficial “snow czar,” readies for a quick- moving squall with a bag of high-tech tricks. more
CVS Health Corp., the second-biggest manager of prescription drug benefits in the U.S., will make a new class of injectable cholesterol treatments its next major target to push back against high drug costs. more
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