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Gasoline prices jumped 11 cents from last week in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, a change AAA Northeast blamed on the increase in the cost of crude oil. more
Rhode Island woke up on New Year’s Day 2015 with a groaning hangover from years of wallowing in bad economic news. Standing by the bedside was an energetic, dark-haired woman holding a spoon and big, old-fashioned medicine bottle. How bad would it taste? more
In recent months two international airline carriers have announced plans to come to Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport. Together they’ll provide a marginal but much-needed boost to annual passenger traffic at Rhode Island’s flagship airport. more
When a life-threatening illness forced Lisa J. Raiola to depend increasingly on food delivered to her house by friends and family, she saw a business opportunity to pursue once she recovered. more
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Brookline Bancorp Inc. posted profit of $44.9 million for 2014, an increase of 20.8 percent on the 2013 results. Total interest and noninterest income increased 7.5 percent to $236.6 million. The bank attributed the increase to loan growth and improvements in its asset quality. more
A development company that specializes in historical renovations has purchased the sprawling Pontiac Mills property and plans a $35 million conversion to apartments and commercial space. more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
The Boston Globe is in the process of buying a 330,000-square-foot vacant industrial site at 300 Constitution Drive to house its printing and distribution units, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers’ earnings jumped. more
Harvard University said applications for this fall’s freshman class jumped 9 percent, to a record 37,305, after the school heightened recruiting on social media and publicized a $150 million gift mostly for financial aid. more
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