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Sometimes it just feels good to be bad. After years of recession-imposed restraint, American consumers have more cash in their pockets, and some of it is going to our favorite guilty pleasures. more
Total nonfarm employment numbered 570,900 in December, an increase of 1.9 percent, or 10,400, compared with December 2013, according to data recently released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
President Barack Obama took administration action this week aimed at helping federal student loan borrowers navigate the repayment process and tightening rules for private companies servicing school debt. more
(Updated 4:47 p.m.) Reactions to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s first budget – an $8.6 billion budget intended to jump-start the economy – have been mixed. more
Capital Properties, which owns a substantial part of the capital center area in Providence and a petroleum storage facility in East Providence, reported a 101 percent increase in profit year over year to $1.4 million in 2014 from $711,000 in 2013. more
Toy-company investors joined millions of little girls in cheering the news that Walt Disney Co. is working on a sequel to its smash hit “Frozen.” more
College tuition is outpacing inflation across the board, a phenomenon even the Ivy League and its fat endowments can't escape. Next year, tuition will rise an average of 3.76 percent at the Ivies—pushing the cost of attendance up to as high as $63,000. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday unveiled an $8.6 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins in July, weighted toward efforts to increase economic activity and create jobs in Rhode Island. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to the latest report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
(Updated 3:56 p.m.) The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth had 27 violent crime reports in 2013, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation crime statistics. more
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