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The cost of living in the U.S. rose in July at the slowest pace in three months, casting doubt on how quickly inflation will return toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
NecronomiCon Providence 2015 will celebrate the 125th birthday of author H.P. Lovecraft with a four-day citywide conference and festival to pay tribute to the author in his hometown and to celebrate the city’s culture and history from Aug. 20 to 23. more
Passenger traffic fell 1.7 percent in July at T.F. Green Airport to 340,390 from 346,416 in July 2014, according to R.I. Airport Corp., which released data on Tuesday. more
The eighth annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit on Thursday will feature a morning address by state Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor about Rhode Island’s economy and its relationship to the supply chain industry. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in July to the highest level in almost eight years, indicating the industry will pick up in the second half of the year. more
(Updated 11:54 a.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has a new executive director. Peter McNally, a real estate investment manager, was selected Monday as the commission’s new administrative leader, succeeding Jan Brodie, who unexpectedly announced her resignation last month. more
The board that began overseeing the MBTA has signed off on an arrangement that the transit authority reached with Keolis Commuter Services to improve performance, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Gasoline prices fell 4 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, representing the sixth consecutive week of declines and the lowest mid-August gasoline prices in more than a decade, AAA Northeast said. more
In case you needed more evidence that getting a college degree is generally a good idea, Georgetown University is out with a new report that underscores how important a diploma has been in this recovery. more
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