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U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said he will propose utility-style rules to ensure Internet service providers don’t interfere with subscribers’ Web traffic. more
Gas prices rose by a cent in Rhode Island, and fell by a cent in Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey of gasoline prices. more
Rhode Island ranked 16th for its 2.1 percent increase in export growth for the first three months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
What he’s got: Local, state, and federal governing experience as a former Rhode Island mayor, governor, and U.S. senator; party loyalties that have run the gamut from Republican to independent to Democrat; despite those shifting affiliations, a consistently liberal record on domestic and foreign policy; a patrician pedigree and demeanor, an idiosyncratic biography (after schooling at Andover and Brown, he moved to Montana to learn horseshoeing and spent years working at racetracks as a farrier), and a dry, wry Yankee wit. more
Cardinal Health Inc. said it will buy the Harvard Drug Group from Court Square Capital Partners for $1.15 billion to increase its distribution of generic drugs. more
The National Park Service has added the city’s century-old Standard Paper Box Corp. mill complex to the National Register of Historic Places, State Historic Preservation Officer Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the state Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, said Tuesday. more
Gasoline prices are unchanged from last week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Northeast. more
Gateway Healthcare will close six group homes by the end of August to reduce budget deficits after years of declining reimbursements. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased to the highest level in more than 14 years, showing the labor market was solidifying gains even as the economy emerged from a first-quarter funk. more
David Kertzer, former provost of Brown University, was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography-autobiography on Monday, for his book “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.” more
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