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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, dropping the average over the past month to the lowest in 15 years, indicating companies are holding on to workers. more
A plan to demolish a two-story brick building in the Jewelry District and replace it with a six-story apartment building will come before a city committee Monday for final approval. more
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to buy Synageva BioPharma Corp. for $8.4 billion in cash and stock, expanding its collection of treatments for rare diseases to reduce its dependence on a single drug. more
Swipely has laid off an unspecified number of employees, according to CEO Angus Davis. more
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady probably was aware that footballs used in the team’s conference championship game were intentionally underinflated, according to a report commissioned by the National Football League. more
The Ocean House, in Westerly’s Watch Hill neighborhood, has been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2015 list of the top 500 hotels in the world. more
The CEO of Deepwater Wind LLC, the company behind the Block Island Wind Farm, told NPR that the New Bedford marine commerce terminal remains a wise investment, even as Cape Wind, which was supposed to be its major tenant, has ended its lease there. more
Providence College students can now enroll in Johnson & Wales University’s physician assistant studies program, thanks to an agreement reached Wednesday between the two higher learning institutions. more
(Updated 4:33 p.m.) The six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race are expected to arrive in Newport tonight sometime after 10. more
(Updated 4:40 p.m.) An $862,800 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will support the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and other arts organizations. more
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