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  • The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage...

  • The Rhode Island Airport Corp. announced Friday that TACV Cabo Verde Airlines will start year-round service from the Warwick airport to the Cape Verde Islands beginning June 2. Gina Raimondo said the new service to the Cape Verde Islands makes sense because Rhode Island has a large, thriving Cape Verdean community. Cape Verde is an archipelago in the Atlantic...

  • 5 groups vying for Massachusetts' final casino license Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:32 PM ET

    BOSTON— The competition for Massachusetts' final casino license, reserved for the state's southeast region, is slowly coming into focus, as state regulators announced on Friday that Mass Gaming& Entertainment had met the application deadline. The company, an affiliate of Chicago- based Rush Street Gaming, joins New York- based KG Urban Enterprises, as potential...

  • Washington Trust posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    WESTERLY, R.I. _ Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.2 million. The holding company for The Washington Trust Co. posted revenue of $40 million in the period. Keywords: Washington Trust Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • MARSHFIELD, Mass., Jan 28- Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses on Wednesday, after a massive blizzard hammered New England. Notably absent was much of the 2 feet of snow that blanketed much of the Boston area, since for much of the storm, Ocean Street was under water because...

  • CVS Pharmacy to pay New Jersey $500,000 to settle dispute Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:57 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— CVS Pharmacy will pay New Jersey more than $500,000 as part of a settlement to protect consumers from buying medications and other items exposed to elevated temperatures for prolonged periods of time. It follows two separate 2012 incidents in which CVS pharmacies in Scotch Plains and Clark experienced air conditioning outages for multiple...

  • MARSHFIELD, Mass., Jan 28- Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses on Wednesday, the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England. Notably absent was much of the 2 feet of snow that blanketed much of the Boston area, since for much of the storm, Ocean Street was under water...

  • Jan 28- Textron Inc, maker of Cessna jets and Bell helicopters, reported quarterly revenue below average analyst estimate as deliveries of Bell helicopters declined, and forecast full-year profit and revenue below expectations. Textron's revenue increased 17 percent to $4.10 billion, but missed the average analyst expectation of $4.3 billion.

  • Textron beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Textron Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $212 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Textron expects full-year earnings to be $2.30 to $2.50 per share.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A U.S. blizzard swept past New York City and struck hardest at some 4.5 million people around Boston, dropping nearly three feet of snow in areas and triggering high tides that breached a seawall and forced residents to flee their coastal homes. The snow was forecast to continue into early Wednesday morning in eastern New England, which...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out as much as 2 feet of snow, though New York City was spared the storm's brunt. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City's subway system restarted...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping more than a foot of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New Jersey lifted travel bans they had imposed a day earlier and New York City's subway system was set to...

  • Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts declared states of emergencies as people were urged to stay home with transit systems, including the New York City...

  • Citizens Financial Group posts 4Q profit Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 7:30 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $197 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Citizens Financial Group shares have decreased nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Children's TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86 Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    BOSTON— Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday in Massachusetts, Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island, said in an obituary posted on its website. But the grassroots...

  • Bill to leave cap-and-trade program sees little support Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— There was little public appetite at a hearing Thursday for a bill that would pull New Hampshire out of a multistate effort to reduce carbon emissions. New Hampshire is one of nine states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a system where each state sells carbon emission allowances to producers. New Hampshire gets about $18...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.