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Startups and other small businesses will be free to raise money by selling stock over the Internet under new rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. more
When Stephen Breyer, President Bill Clinton’s second appointment to the Supreme Court, was sworn in as an associate justice at a White House ceremony in 1994, Justice Antonin Scalia came up to me, put his arm around my shoulder, and said with a bright, mischievous smile, “First Ruth, and now Steve? Cass, it’s ALMOST enough to make me vote Democrat.” more
A late surge in shopping and pent-up demand for woman’s clothing gave a boost to holiday sales, according to early spending figures. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose last week, maintaining a see-saw pattern around four-decade lows that shows persistent strength in the labor market. more
There is a grim connection between two worsening addictions in the U.S.: to prescription opioid painkillers and to heroin. more
The first Black Friday in the U.S. since the mass introduction of credit and debit cards with chips promises to baffle shoppers who find some stores using the new technology and others only accepting swipes. more
When elderly residents need a ride to appointments and family members aren't available, where do they turn? A new business, based in East Providence, hopes to become one answer. Bookseniorcare, located online at … more
John Perrotti didn't set out to become a specialist in repair and resale of motorized wheelchairs and other mobility devices. His business started with a single donated wheelchair. At the time, Perrotti worked in construction. One of his … more
Sourcing American-made parts has made manufacturing more expensive for Rhode Island-based Garland Writing Instruments, but owner Rick Becker can feel the difference every time he picks up a pen. "It has a weight to it," he said. "A nice … more
Stakes are especially high in two Rhode Island communities on whether voters in November allow the development of a new casino in Tiverton. For the potential host community, advocates argue the proposed casino, located 400 feet away from … more
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