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NEW YORK - U.S. shoppers spent 2.4 percent more during the weekend before the Christmas holiday this year, giving a boost to retailers in the final days of 2014. Purchases during the so-called … more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading indicators rose 0.7 percent in November, after advancing by the same amount in October, according to a Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com report released Tuesday. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said that a “cramming” settlement has been reached with AT&T Mobility, and that the state of Rhode Island will receive $220,000. more
Massachusetts officials said that the state’s Health Connector website will cost $254 million, which is $80 million more than originally budgeted, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island Lottery is offering a new game, Monopoly Millionaires’ Club, with the potential to create more simultaneous millionaires than any other game in lottery history. more
Roger Williams University has joined the Private College 529 Plan, a pre-paid tuition savings plan that allows participating families to lock in today’s tuition rates for future use. more
The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island said he is pleased that a federal district court judge has struck down a state law that makes it a crime to circulate anonymous political literature. more
U.S. unemployment remains too high and a stronger dollar could hurt the country’s exports while preventing inflation from rising to the Federal Reserve’s goal, Chicago Fed PresidenCharles Evans said today. more
Buying stocks before U.S. companies report quarterly earnings has usually been a good way to make money. Not this time. more
Steve Miller is waging war on high- priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and sending companies reeling in a $270 billion market. more
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