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THE FEDERAL RESERVE left interest rates unchanged and signaled it would keep them on hold through 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed leaves rates unchanged; forecasts show no change in 2020

WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and signaled it would keep them on hold through 2020 amid a solid economy, sticking...
U.S. SPENDING on health care increased 4.6% year over year to a total of $3.6 trillion in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Opinion: Now for the bad news: Medicare costs are accelerating

As debates rage over the cost of United States health care, Medicare’s actuaries have issued a new report. In 2018, overall national spending on...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY will revive on a limited basis 'The Prince of Providence,' based on former Providence mayor Vincent A. 'Buddy' Cianci, in June 2021. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep to revive ‘Prince of Providence’ in June 2021

PROVIDENCE – The record-breaking theatrical production about Providence’s infamous former mayor will be given an encore. Trinity Repertory Company will revive its production of “The...
REBECCA BOSS, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will depart her role at the end of the year. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

Boss to depart BHDDH at end of year

PROVIDENCE – Rebecca Boss, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, will leave the job at the end of...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. reported a loss of $383.9 million in the fiscal first quarter of 2020, ended Nov. 2.

UNFI posts $383.9M loss on goodwill impairment

PROVIDENCE – United Natural Foods Inc. logged a loss of $383.9 million in its fiscal first quarter of 2020, ended Nov. 2, according to...
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 9% year over year in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Northeast CPI increases 1.9% Y/Y in Nov., slower than national rise

PROVIDENCE –  The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 1.9% year over year in November, slower than the national average of 2.1%, the...

United Way seeking applicants for Executive Director Learning Circle

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island is seeking executive directors of Rhode Island-based nonprofits for the next cohort of the organization’s Executive Director...

Five Questions With: Alfred J. Verrecchia

Alfred J. Verrecchia is the current independent chairman of Boston-based information-management services firm Iron Mountain Inc., and former chairman and CEO of Hasbro Inc....

Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island collecting gloves and mittens for BBBSRI

MIDDLETOWN – The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island has begun its Healing Hands Glove and Mitten Drive, collecting gloves and mittens to be donated...

Narragansett High School’s Gibbons named R.I.’s top assistant principal

NARRAGANSETT – Narragansett High School Assistant Principal Toby Gibbons last week was named the Assistant Principal of Year by the Rhode Island Association of...
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