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Brown University led local colleges and universities with the largest endowment and largest percentage increase for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. more
The Ocean State had the fourth-highest month-over-month increase in defect frequency in December, according to First American Financial Corp., which estimates the frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation submitted in mortgage loan applications. more
Meredith Corp. walked away from its attempt to merge with Media General Inc., allowing Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. to proceed with its plan to acquire the TV station owner after months of negotiation. more
Orders for business equipment fell in December by the most in 10 months, a sign U.S. companies were slashing capital investment even before the turmoil in global financial markets. more
Jobless claims in the U.S. fell to 278,000 in the week ended Jan. 23, from 294,000 in the prior period, a report from the Labor Department showed on Thursday in Washington. more
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged and said they still expect to raise borrowing costs at a “gradual” pace while watching to see how the global economy and markets impact the U.S. outlook. more
Rob Britton, who spent two decades with American Airlines Group Inc., is unapologetic in defending the profits his former employer and other U.S. carriers are making. Sure, fuel’s cheap, but what company cuts prices as soon as its costs shrink? more
Textron Inc.’s profit rose in the fourth quarter and in 2015, while revenue slipped during the same periods, the company reported on Wednesday. more
Purchases of new homes in the U.S. surged in December to the highest level in 10 months, closing out the best year for housing since 2007. more
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