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Americans seeking medical marijuana for anything from pain to seizures must turn to a patchwork of small startups for help as U.S. laws keep traditional pharmacies out of a market that may exceed $6 billion by 2019. more
Rhode Island moved up 11 spots in a ranking of best states to retire in, compiled annually by personal finance website Bankrate.com. more
The R.I. Board of Education endorsed legislation Monday night that would authorize leasing terms for redevelopment of the South Street Power Station into an academic and nursing-school complex, paving the way for what Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called a “meds and eds” project that is “a natural for us.” more
Prices for single-family homes climbed in 74 percent of U.S. cities in the first quarter, fewer than a year earlier, as the nation’s housing rebound cools. more
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence County. more
U.S. stocks climbed, as Internet and small-cap shares rallied while the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record, amid deals activity that boosted confidence in the world’s largest economy. more
A smaller percentage of Rhode Island small-business owners view social media as an effective tool for customer engagement compared with business owners nationwide, according to the 2014 Cox Business Barometer released Monday. more
Rhode Island’s troubled labor market continued to impede momentum that in March had otherwise improved across several economic sectors, according to the Current Conditions Index report released Monday by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
An assessment of the 38 Studios LLC moral obligation bond debt service conducted by SJ Advisors concluded that failure to repay the bonds would probably result in a downgrade of Rhode Island’s bond rating to “junk bond” status. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
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