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(Updated, Feb. 14, 2:34 p.m.) The State Retirement Board on Friday voted to approve a proposed settlement of the state pension reform lawsuits, according to the R.I. Department of Administration. more
Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg headlined the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Tuesday by challenging attendees to take the initiative for improving the state’s economy. more
Rhode Island ranks 26th among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for number of solar industry jobs per capita, The Solar Foundation reported Tuesday in its National Solar Jobs Census. more
High school students’ performance on the 2013 New England Common Assessment Program improved slightly, while scores for grades three through eight showed mixed results, the R.I. Department of Education said in a news release Thursday. more
U.S. stocks fell, after equities snapped a four-day rally yesterday, as data showed retail sales declined in January by the most in 10 months while more Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits. more
Bill Ackman sold all of his shares in General Growth Properties Inc., the second-largest U.S. shopping-mall owner, marking the end of one of the hedge-fund manager’s most profitable investments. more
As the American team for the Volvo Ocean Race prepares to share its plans Thursday night at a presentation at the Jane Pickens Theater, economic activity connected with the race is already beginning to pick up, according to Sail Newport. more
(Updated, 1:39 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Interstate 95 corridor from Providence to Boston, projecting snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches and low visibility through 7 p.m. Thursday evening. more
(Updated, 6:33 p.m.) Responding to the abrupt cancellation of a Wednesday press conference expected to announce details of a settlement in the state’s pension battle with public employee unions, Rhode Island legislative leaders said the only thing the General Assembly can do is “wait and see” how the settlement unfolds. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC’s credit rating may be downgraded by Moody’s Investors Service after the bank said last month that full-year results would be hurt by provisions and conduct-related costs. more
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