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Fed leaning toward rate hike, minutes show

Federal Reserve policymakers – no longer confident that inflation will subside on its own – again are considering raising interest rates, the...
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Study: Airports add $2.1B to R.I. economy

WARWICK – Rhode Island’s commercial and general aviation airports generate $2.1 billion in economic activity each year, nearly $2 billion of which comes from...
THE WAIVER 'complements the efforts ... to lower some Commonwealth Care premiums and expand health-insurance coverage,' Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement last night.  /

Mass. waives SCHIP premiums<br> for some low-income kids

BOSTON – Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday directed MassHealth to waive insurance premiums for low-income children, affecting thousands of families with children in or...
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R.I., Mass. in multistate plan<br> to reduce mercury pollution in N.E.

Rhode Island and six other states yesterday joined in announcing Clean Water Act standards that include a call for a 90-percent reduction in mercury...

R.I. launches Community Hospital Task Force

PROVIDENCE – The creation of a state Community Hospital Task Force was announced yesterday by Gov. Donald L. Carcier and Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts. The...

IMF: U.S. economy will grow only 2% this year

WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund today cut its forecast for U.S. economic growth in 2007 to 2.2 percent, from its September estimate of...
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Poll: 60% of Americans say recession is near

Sixty percent of Americans expect a recession within the next year, and 57 percent disapprove of President George W. Bush’s handling of the economy,...
200 EMPLOYEES of Ocean State companies and organizations that have been named Well Workplaces marched from the downtown to the State House for the ceremony. /

R.I. designated nation’s first ‘Well State’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island yesterday was designated the nation’s first “Well State” by the Wellness Councils of America. The Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode...
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U.S. job openings, hires, separations rates<br> are little-changed in February

WASHINGTON – The nation had 4.1 million job openings on the last day of February, for a job-openings rate of 2.9 percent, compared with...
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SBA announces winners of 2007 <br>R.I. Salute to Small Business Awards

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island district office has announced the winners of the 2007 Rhode Island Small Business Awards. The top...
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