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U.S. housing starts, permits rise 0.8%

WASHINGTON – The number of building permits issued for private housing increased 0.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted 1.544 million units per...

Ryanair’s O’Leary may launch E.U.-U.S. airline

Michael O’Leary, CEO of Dublin-based Ryanair Holdings Plc, may start a no-frills transatlantic airline once the U.S.-E.U. “open skies” agreement takes effect next March,...
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Energy costs fuel 0.9% rise<br> in U.S. consumer prices

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) last month rose 0.9 percent to 205.352 points (1982 to 1984 = 100),...

IRS gives storm victims 2 more days to file

WASHINGTON – Victims of this week’s nor’easter will get two more days to file their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service said.“Because this unusually forceful...
A TEMPORARY construction wall toppled just before 3 a.m., scattering debris across the security checkpoint, Goldstein said.  /

T.F. Green Airport reopens <br> after extended shutdown

WARWICK – After working since early morning, work crews have reopened T.F. Green Airport, according to airport spokeswoman Patti Goldstein.The airport was shut...
ALAN GREENSPAN, shown last month in Washington, today told a  Nomura Research Institute forum in Tokyo that the world economy is enjoying high growth and low inflation. /

Greenspan: World trade cushions U.S. economy

The world economy is looking up, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a Tokyo forum today, people who attended the meeting told Bloomberg...
LISA STARR, founder/director of the Block Island Poetry Project, at Hygeia House, the inn she owns and operates with her husband, Champlin Starr, and their two children.  /

Block Island innkeeper is new state poet

Lisa Starr of Block Island has been named Rhode Island’s state poet. She replaces Thomas Chandler, the state poet since 1999.Starr, appointed Friday by...
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Retail and food-services sales rise 0.7%

WASHINGTON – Retail and food services sales last month rose 0.7 percent to $371.6 billion, an increase of 3.8 percent from March 2006, the...
INSTEAD OF LICENSING outdoor areas with the rest of the premises, Providence requires restaurants to apply for a seasonal permit each year, and pay $135, even if the area is private property. Above, the dining area outside Union Station Brewery downtown.  /

A reprieve for al fresco dining<br> in Providence

Easing Providence restaurant owners’ fears that their outdoor tables would go unused this season, the R.I. Supreme Court has granted a stay that will...
A SURGICAL TEAM at Landmark Medical Center operates on a patient's heart. A key part of health systems planning is determining where specialized services should be offered. /

Big-picture reform seen as crucial

In recent years, Rhode Island has passed substantial health insurance, nursing home and assisted-living reforms. Now, amid growing concerns about the cost of health...
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