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The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the University of Rhode Island’s digital literacy graduate certificate program as a model in teacher education. more
About 8.3 million people have signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s U.S.-run shopping markets this year, the U.S. said Tuesday, surpassing last year’s total and signaling good news for hospital and health insurance companies. more
Schools, organizations, community centers and artists were awarded approximately $143,000 in grants from the R.I. State Council on the Arts this month. more
The U.S. economy expanded at a revised 2 percent annualized rate in the third quarter, buoyed by consumer spending as businesses struggled to sell to overseas customers battered by sluggish growth. more
The sale of single-family homes in Rhode Island strengthened in November, climbing 12 percent over the same period in 2014. Median sale prices rose as well, increasing 6 percent to $220,000, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
(Updated, 11:18 a.m., Dec. 22) Drug overdoses took the lives of 247 people in Rhode Island last year, according to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
Residential foreclosure deed filings dropped 52 percent in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2014, according to a report from HousingWorks RI released Monday. more
Gasoline prices fell 1 cent in Rhode Island, and dropped 4 cents in Massachusetts since last week, AAA Northeast said. more
Charles R. Clifford has been selected as the new CEO of the YMCA of Pawtucket Inc. more
The nearly 93-acre Eugene Chase Farm has been acquired on Prudence Island by the state Department of Environmental Management, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Nature Conservancy and Prudence Conservancy. more
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