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Personal auto insurance companies increased rates by an average of 2.3 percent nationwide last year, and Rhode Island was among the top five states with the highest overall increases, according to a Perr&Knight’s RateWatch. more
Roofs continue to collapse under record snow across the Boston area, most over warehouses and barns, as the latest weekend storm brings three to five inches of snow, topped off by up to a half-inch of rain in some areas. more
Brown University reduced its penalty against a fraternity accused of plying women with liquor and date-rape drugs, saying a laboratory test was inconclusive, while criticizing what it called the group’s substantial history of misconduct. more
Providence Business News was awarded first place for general excellence for a specialty publication on Saturday at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s 2015 New England Newspaper Convention. more
(Updated 8:49 a.m. to reflect corrected U.S. Airways numbers)January passenger traffic increased at T.F. Green Airport for the first time in three years, with passenger counts at nearly 2 percent more than January 2014’s figures. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC will write down the value of its U.S. unit, Citizens Financial Group Inc., by about 4 billion pounds ($6.2 billion) next week, a person familiar with the matter said. more
More than 3,700 people contributed more than 38,000 gifts to help the Trinity Repertory Company reach its $18 million comprehensive capital campaign, theater leaders said Friday. more
Rhode Island will receive $10.2 million in federal funds to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. Originally created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal funds are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses, social workers and trained parent educators to improve health, child development and school readiness, according to a release from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Two new state government appointees will focus on economic development efforts at the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. Stefan Pryor, the new commerce secretary, has appointed Darin Early as chief operating officer and Daniel Jennings as senior economic development adviser. more
Ten organizations are receiving a total of $45,000 in 2014 Doris Duke Fund for Historic Preservation grants through the Newport Restoration Foundation. more
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