Updated February 20 at 9:20pm
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The U.S. labor market turned in a solid performance at the end of 2016, sending job gains above 2 million for a sixth year as paychecks rose by the most during the current expansion. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, validating the Federal Reserve’s view of a vigorous labor market. more
McDonald’s Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand -- part of a bid to challenge Starbucks Corp. and Dunkin’ Donuts. more
U.S. stocks climbed, with the S&P 500 Index on track for a quarterly advance, as markets showed further signs of stabilizing after wide swings in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. more
Legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Jeremiah T. O’Grady and state Sen. Gayle L. Goldin and signed into law last week, will give Rhode Island homeowners in foreclosure a second chance to keep their homes if they failed to pay their mortgages due to predatory loans or personal hardships. more
CVS Health Corp., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and General Motors Co., the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, are among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees. more
Bankers trying to determine if their paychecks would be subject to a new set of U.S. rules may find that the issue is more about how they’re paid -- rather than how much. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated more than $1 million in financial support to local nonprofit organizations last year, according to its 2015 Community Investment Report. more
First-time jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week and the number of Americans already receiving benefits tumbled to an almost 16-year low, consistent with a healthy labor market. more
The Providence Public Library this week received $530,000 in National Leadership Grants for Libraries funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a teen workforce development program. more
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