Updated December 1 at 4:01pm
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Warren Buffett donated $2.8 billion of stock to charities, led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after praising the couple for committing more of their time to philanthropy than other billionaires, including himself. more
Financial markets barely shuddered after Greek voters rejected austerity demands, with the euro slipping less than 0.5 percent and U.S. stocks paring losses, in a sign investors see the crisis there as contained for now. more
Massachusetts is growing at its strongest pace since the late 1990s, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. The board’s opinion, delivered in an email Thursday, noted that the severe winter weather had only a “transitory, and ultimately minor, impact on economic conditions in the Bay State.” more
(Updated, 3:50 p.m.) With each new fiscal year comes a volley of changes to the state’s tax code, and this year is no exception to that rule. One set of taxes among the one dozen changes highlighted by Acting Department of Revenue Director David M. Sullivan in particular has drawn significant attention in the hospitality sector. more
The greater Providence-Warwick area is ranked in 36th place out of 300 medium to large cities in the U.S. as an attractive place for new lawyers to start their careers. more
An increase in June payrolls followed smaller gains in the prior two months, and wages were little changed as U.S. job market reflected a more moderate pace of economic growth. more
Lower gas prices have saved the average U.S. household approximately $530 this year, according to AAA Northeast. more
Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Analysts and traders see little chance that Greece’s failure to pay $1.7 billion to the International Monetary Fund will trigger payouts on credit-default swaps. more
From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reason to begin raising interest rates this year. more
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