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Purchases of new U.S. homes slumped in September to a 10-month low, disrupting a trend of steady improvement this year in the industry. more
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is planning a $200 million phased expansion of its manufacturing plant here, to facilitate production of its drug, Soliris, and other products. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
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
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