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Thirty-five new, affordable homes for senior citizens at the former St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church were celebrated on Thursday. more
A strengthening labor market and lower gasoline prices mean Americans have extra cash for the holidays. Some economists are forecasting the money will keep flowing into, and out of, consumers’ pockets next year. more
Employment increased in 305 of the 339 largest U.S. counties from June 2013 to June 2014, including in Providence, which saw a 1.7 percent increase, which was below national employment increase of 2 percent, according to recently released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins chains, fell the most since 2011 after the company’s annual forecast missed estimates. more
Bristol-based Roger Williams University is planning to renovate and lease One Empire Plaza, more than doubling its presence downtown for adult learners when it opens in May of 2016. more
Passenger traffic again dropped at T.F. Green in November, registering 281,044 passengers, a nearly 5 percent drop from November 2013’s 295,452 passengers. more
The unemployment rate for November dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.1 percent from 7.4 percent a month ago, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Lifespan Pharmacy, located at Rhode Island Hospital, has earned specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization. more
The outlook for the Massachusetts economy is “strongly positive,” thanks to the improving national economy and falling gasoline prices, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board. more
U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest jump in a year for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve’s pledge to be patient on the timing of rate increases. more
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