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President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. respects the decision of U.K. voters to leave the European Union, and that the “special relationship” between the countries would endure. more
How come more people are retiring in their early 20s? Why are middle-age men becoming stay-at-home dads? What’s keeping women out of the workforce other than illness, kids or school? more
Roger Williams Park Zoo and city of Providence have signed a 20-year lease and operating agreement. more
Rhode Island economic momentum was buoyed by “a bit of a rebound” in November, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Janet Yellen’s U.S. Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates next week, because doing so could jeopardize economic growth and worsen inequality, said Nobel laureate Eric Maskin. more
If you’re traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, brace yourself. more
For all the angst over where the world’s benchmark bond yield is going, its level on Christmas Eve is almost exactly the same as a year ago. more
About 8.3 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s U.S.-run shopping markets this year, the U.S. said Tuesday, surpassing last year’s total and signaling good news for hospital and health insurance companies. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
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