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A relief rally is spreading around the globe, with Chinese shares snapping a five-day losing streak. The dollar strengthened and stocks extended gains after the U.S. economy grew more than forecast in the second quarter. more
Brown University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, according to the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. more
U.S. stocks rallied the most since 2011, halting a six-day rout, as investors found some relief after the worst global equity rout in almost four years. Treasuries fell and the dollar rose. more
Mature firms in Rhode Island experience above-average tax burdens, with six out of seven firm types experiencing among the third-highest burdens nationwide, according to a study by the Tax Foundation. more
A $67,200 grant awarded to the Middletown Historical Society from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program will be used to fund a Revolutionary War battlefield study in Middletown. more
Another attempt at a turnaround in U.S. stocks is fading as shares from Asia to Europe struggle to find a floor amid the worst global equity rout in almost four years. more
U.S. stocks advanced, amid their steepest losing streak in four years, as investors made another go at finding a floor after yesterday’s early rally evaporated. more
Blame it on the person who tried to pay for his beverage with a fake $1 million dollar bill … more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest multiple job holder rate in New England in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
October is a long shot, but Wall Street isn’t ruling it out. more
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