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Census shows poverty still increasing in R.I.

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

About 5,500 more people were living in poverty in Rhode Island in 2013 compared to the previous year, new U.S. Census Bureau figures show.\n

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Ireland economy leads eurozone

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Ireland’s economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government statisticians reported Thursday as economists declared that the country’s debt crisis was dead and buried.

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Mass. regulators aim to save horse racing

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

State gambling regulators say they’ll look for ways to preserve thoroughbred horse racing in the state now that Suffolk Downs is set to close later this month.

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Economy faces coming loss of Fed's low rates

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

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Wynn, gambling regulators sign Revere casino license

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside Boston.

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As crackdown hits Macau, gamblers head to Vegas

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

China’s high-spending gamblers are looking to bet outside Macau amid a government assault on corruption and extravagance, and that’s boosting casinos from the Philippines to the Las Vegas.

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U.S. homebuilder confidence soars

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

US homebuilder confidence soars in September\nU.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.

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Family Dollar opposes hostile takeover

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.

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Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire.

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Report: Contractors won't gain from Islamic State campaign

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Defense contractors shouldn't expect an immediate boost in contracts because of America's campaign to defeat the Islamic State, a new report suggests.

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Trump Plaza shuts down; 4th AC casino to close

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 6:58 am

A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

ome iPhone users are not happy that U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their...

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Judge OKs auction for Revel casino

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

A bankruptcy court judge on Monday approved a Sept. 24 auction for the failed $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City after a Florida developer offered $90 million cash for the closed building.

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Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosity.

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Blue times are ahead for denim

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

New York - Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin.Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet...

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Two Rothko paintings among items in estate sale

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

Two Mark Rothko paintings are among the objects that will be auctioned in the fall from the estate of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a noted horticulturist, philanthropist and heir to the Listerine fortune, Sotheby's announced Friday. The Rothkos, which...

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Cape Wind project shuns Rhode Island for construction base

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

The developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have signed a lease agreement with the state to use New Bedford for staging and construction of the 130 turbine project.

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Olive Garden ‘pasta pass’ hits the black market

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

On Monday, Olive Garden announced a marketing gimmick in which, for a mere $100, the restaurant would bestow seven-week “unlimited pasta passes” to 1,000 carb-loving fans. The passes sold out, predictably, in little more than an hour.

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Home Depot's malware details hint its hackers weren't Target's

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 5:07 am

Washington — Home Depot Inc. was hacked with a malicious software program that plunders store registers while disguising itself as antivirus software, according to two security researchers.

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Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 8:02 am

Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.

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Consumer confidence falls to lowest level in five weeks

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Washington - Consumer confidence fell to a five-week low as Americans' views on the economy and the buying climate soured.The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index declined to 36.5 in the period ended Sept. 7, the worst reading since the...

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Regulators reject nuke plant shutdown

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its reactors can withstand shaking from nearby...

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RadioShack says it may need more capital for turnaround

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - RadioShack says it may need more capital to help complete its turnaround efforts.CEO Joseph Magnacca said in a statement on Thursday that the consumer electronics company is actively exploring options for overhauling its...

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State helps Atlantic City jobless

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

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Apple rebound lifts tech sector, markets higher

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday, with the Nasdaq 100 index recovering almost all of Tuesday's losses, as a rally in Apple lifted technology companies while investors continued to speculate on the timing of interest-rate increases.Apple jumped...

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