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The ascent to dazzling affluence achieved by fictional farm boy Jay Gatsby is becoming increasingly less plausible, posing risks for U.S. economic prospects, studies show. more
Rhode Island’s state exemption laws, which protect a debtor’s essential income and property from seizure by creditors, scored a “C” in a National Consumer Law Center report published Thursday. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for overall financial security of its residents in the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard released Thursday by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. (Updated, 3:10 p.m.) more
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in new funding to three Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its second cycle of funding for 2013. more
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has begun accepting applications for its next incubator and accelerator sessions for early stage social enterprise entrepreneurs looking to combine a traditional business with the public problem-solving goals of a charitable or social-service organization. more
Executive director of Children’s Wish Group talks about the nonprofit’s mission of granting wishes with “quality and expertise.” more
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County is a small nonprofit in Westerly with two big problems: lack of brand identity and a website with limited capacity to upload updates and photographs. more
The $11.7 million awarded to Rhode Island’s 25 housing authorities this past summer might sound like a windfall. According to urban housing-authority executive directors, it is anything but. more
The Providence Rotary Charities Foundation has donated $10,000 to support relief efforts by ShelterBox to help families left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. more
President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the U.S. minimum wage higher than $7.25 an hour – the rate it’s been for four years. Half of the U.S. population won’t have to wait: They live in places where the bottom rate is already higher than that. more
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