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Americans’ confidence rose in December to an almost eight-year high, pointing to a pickup in holiday-related purchases. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. fell more than forecast in November, led by the biggest drop in energy costs in more than a year, signaling inflation pressures remain weak even as the world’s largest economy is expanding. more
Eggs are about to get more expensive, as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lay down, stand up, extend their wings and dance around. more
Two new topics, workforce and infrastructure, have been added as the College and University Research Collaborative jumpstarts 12 new research projects in Rhode Island. “What we … more
(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) The State Planning Council unanimously approved RhodeMap RI, a comprehensive economic-development plan for the state, on Thursday morning. more
Farmers and ranchers in three Rhode Island counties qualify for natural disaster assistance due to damages and losses caused by drought that is continuing from July 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more
Rhode Island employers expect to hire at “a respectable pace” in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released this week by ManpowerGroup. more
Lawrence A. Aubin has been named chairman of Lifespan’s board of directors. Aubin was elected chairman at Lifespan’s annual meeting Tuesday. more
Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo has announced a change to the CollegeBoundbaby program to make it easier for parents to enroll their children as soon as they are born. Raimondo, in … more
Rhode Island ranked 15th among states in overall health in America’s Health Rankings. The Ocean State moved up four spots, according to the annual survey which is in its 25th year and is administered by the UnitedHealth Foundation. more
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