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Most people prefer stuffing with their turkey over mashed potatoes, and if given the opportunity, they’d like to share their Thanksgiving meal with award-winning actress Meryl Streep. more
The U.S. job market stirred to life in June as payroll growth accelerated by the most since October after a two-month lull, assuaging fears of broader cutbacks by companies. more
Providence County’s average weekly wage in the second quarter was $993, $4 higher than the nationwide average and $44 higher than Rhode Island’s average weekly wage, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
If you’re searching for Valentine’s Day plans, don’t leave out Providence. It was named 12th-most romantic city in the nation by Travel + Leisure in a list of the top 20. more
ChemArt has rebranded its custom ornaments and keepsakes business as Beacon Design. more
A global rally that sent U.S. benchmarks surging to a fresh round of records stalled as markets turned their attention to inflation data and Janet Yellen for clues on how quickly the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy. Oil rebounded. more
Ocean Lawn, a grand estate overlooking Cliff Walk and the Atlantic Ocean, sold on Jan. 27 for $11.65 million, according to an announcement from the listing broker, Lila Delman Real Estate International. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to near the lowest level since the 1970s, consistent with a still-improving labor market, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. more
One percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 8.1 percent, and 1 percent hotel tax collections rose 3.9 percent, when comparing December with December 2014, the state Department of Revenue said this week. more
Federal Reserve officials were divided in July over the urgency to raise interest rates again, with some preferring to wait because inflation remained benign and others wanting to go soon as the labor market nears full employment. more
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