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$21.5M awarded in Newport wrongful-death suit

An R.I. Superior Court jury yesterday returned a $21.5 million verdict in a Newport wrongful-death suit. With interest, the award is expected to total...

Growth may demand rate hike, Fed’s Plosser says

PHILADELPHIA – Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Charles Plosser said the central bank may need to raise its benchmark interest rate, Bloomberg News...

U.S. wholesale inventories shrink in Dec., sales rise

WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesalers' inventories dipped 0.5 percent in December, to $393.8 billion, the lowest level since August, after rising a revised 1.1 percent...

U.S. retail sales rise faster than expected in Jan.

U.S. retail sales rose faster than expected last month, as holiday gift cards were redeemed and cold weather fueled purchases of winter clothing, according...
YEAR-OVER-YEAR percent change in the ECI for total compensation in each census region from 2001 through 2006: black for the Northeast; green for the South; blue dots for the Midwest; and green dashes for the West. /

The cost of labor in N.E. rises 3.3% in 2006

The Employment Cost Index for private-industry workers – including wages, salaries and employers’ costs for benefits – last year rose 3.3 percent in the...

Consumer credit rises 3% in December

WASHINGTON – Consumer credit rose in December as consumers took out more non-mortgage loans, but the rate of borrowing slowed, according to today’s statistical...

U.S. productivity rises 3% in 4Q

U.S. productivity rose faster in the fourth quarter as labor costs slowed, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported.Productivity rose...

4Q sees gains in business, factory productivity

WASHINGTON – Productivity gains for the fourth quarter and for all of 2006 were reported today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of...
FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR Richard C. Holbrooke has accepted a 5-year appointment as professor-at-large at the Watson Institute for International Studies. /

Richard Holbrooke named to Brown’s Watson Institute

PROVIDENCE – Brown University today announced the appointment of Richard C. Holbrooke, a former U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary of state, to a five-year...
TOM O'BRIEN, right, manager of the EDS facility in Warwick, discusses electronic health records visuals with a project manager, Beth Perry. /

R.I. readies for online health data exchange pilot

The initial plan is modest: Create an online system that pools test results from Rhode Island's largest lab networks and prescription drug data from...
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