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Fitch Ratings has downgraded the city of Providence’s rating on two general obligation bonds, to BBB negative from BBB, citing financial pressure created by limited revenue growth and increasing costs, such as pension and post-employment retirement benefits. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m.) Hasbro Inc. posted fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates after demand for “Star Wars” and “Jurassic World” merchandise boosted sales. more
The funeral for former Providence Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. was held Monday. more
For the second month in a row, Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for its year-over-year decline in exports. more
Two new restaurants will open soon on the ground floor of the recently redeveloped Kinsley Building downtown on Westminster Street: Malted Barley and Tom’s Bao Bao. more
Washington County residents stand to save the most in Rhode Island through refinancing loans, according to SmartAsset. more
Rhode Island graduating high school seniors could have had access to as much as $6.8 million in Pell grants in 2014 if they’d completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, according to the latest annual study by NerdWallet. more
(Updated 1:16 and 3:09 p.m.) Snow will gradually taper off tonight, making for a messy evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. more
Job growth settled into a more sustainable pace in January and the unemployment rate dropped to an almost eight-year low of 4.9 percent, signs of a resilient labor market that’s causing wage growth to stir. more
A merger of Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc., which would unite two of the biggest toymakers, would need to win approval from antitrust officials in Washington who are increasingly saying no to deals marrying the dominant players in an industry. more
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