The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined eight other reserve banks in requesting a quarter percentage-point increase in the discount rate before the Oct. 27-28 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
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Despite recent signs of an improved economy, one in eight Rhode Island households lacks adequate food, according to the 2015 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the Congressional delegation participated in a ribbon cutting Friday at General Dynamics-Electric Boat to celebrate a new, 113,000-square-foot facility to support increased submarine construction work at its Quonset Point facility.