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Webster Financial Corp. on Thursday announced its first-quarter earnings, recording a year-over-year net income decline of 1.4 percent, attributable – in part – to an increase in expenses and a tax rate hike, according to the company. more
Rhode Island was one of four New England states that saw sales of single-family homes increase year over year in February, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report on the economy. more
Fewer than 300,000 American workers filed applications for unemployment benefits for the sixth consecutive week, pointing to labor-market strength even as hiring cooled last month. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer, raised its 2015 forecast and posted first- quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates amid higher revenue from its Optum technology business. The shares jumped. more
Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a … more
The Pawtucket Red Sox new ownership group on Wednesday gave the public its first glimpse of its proposed plan to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence, which includes a sublease agreement with the state and a 30-year real estate tax treaty with the city. more
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in a Massachusetts industrial park in June 2013. more
The conversion of three former industrial buildings in Providence to apartments will receive state Historic Preservation Tax Credits, the state announced Wednesday. more
Serve Rhode Island and the Pawtucket School District have won a $219,680 federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for service and volunteering that administers AmeriCorps, to boost graduation rates and help Pawtucket students connect with opportunities after graduation. more
The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has awarded $225,000 in funding for habitat restoration projects throughout the state through its R.I. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund. more
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