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Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. more
Providence teachers missed on average about 13 days in the school year, slightly more than cities’ national average of 11 days for absenteeism, according to a report released Tuesday by The National Council on Teacher Quality. more
The cost of regular, unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island held steady from last week’s rate, but the state’s consumers are still paying four cents more for than the national average of $3.67 and three cents more than Massachusetts drivers, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
Rhode Island, along with Maine and Massachusetts, will participate in redesigns of college-level student financial aid programs through a project offered by the New England Board of Higher Education. more
Colorado State University increased the number of storms it expects to develop during the Atlantic hurricane season to 10 from nine. more
David Moscarelli, a science teacher and digital-portfolio coordinator at Ponaganset High School in the Foster-Glocester Regional School District, has been named 2015 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
If the insatiable demand for bonds has upended the models you use to value them, you’re not alone. more
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. and Starbucks Corp. want a bigger chunk of your lunch money. Dunkin’ Donuts is introducing a new $3.99 grilled-chicken flatbread today, following Starbucks’s move last month to test seven new hot lunch sandwiches in some cafes. more
Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy has selected 12 sophomores for leadership development training in the upcoming academic year through the Nuala Pell Leadership Program in Public Service. more
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