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Rhode Island and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are partnering on an effort to boost economically depressed parts in the state. The program is aimed at cities most affected by the loss of manufacturing jobs.

With the exception of Newport, many Rhode Island cities were hard hit by the loss of manufacturing jobs over the last few decades. And many of those cities are still struggling to recover.

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In a new report, investment research firm Moody's says more Rhode Island cities are looking into shifting retirees into health plans on the online health insurance exchange to save money. That's just one of several strategies cities are considering to deal with rising health care costs.