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Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose to 317,000 last week, holding below this year’s average and signaling sustained progress in the labor market. more
The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Consumer confidence declined last week from the highest level in more than seven years as Americans’ attitudes about their finances ebbed with the stock market. more
Engineering firm Wright-Pierce received a Circle of Excellence Platinum Award at the 2014 A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) Industry Summit held in Orlando last month. more
Susan F. Lusi will continue to serve as superintendent of Providence schools, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State recently received a $30,000 Amgen Foundation Grant to develop and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum into the mentoring agency’s site-based programming. more
The number of female governors is dwindling. Just five states—New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, New Mexico, and Oklahoma—have one, and that's down from a peak of nine women governors in 2007, according to a Pew Research Center report published Wednesday. more
Dawn breaks cold and ugly at Boston’s sprawling 10-acre public works headquarters as Mike Dennehy, commissioner and unofficial “snow czar,” readies for a quick- moving squall with a bag of high-tech tricks. more
CVS Health Corp., the second-biggest manager of prescription drug benefits in the U.S., will make a new class of injectable cholesterol treatments its next major target to push back against high drug costs. more
The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications for unemployment benefits during a holiday- shortened week that typically makes the data more volatile. more
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