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The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
The owners of Plainridge Racecourse are looking to sell the track after the state’s gaming commission recommended against their application for a slot parlor license, Boston.com reported. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued findings Monday on two applicants for the state’s lone slot-parlor casino license, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation has closed on a deal to purchase about 52 acres of land in Narragansett considered archaeologically important, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis announced Wednesday. more
WASHINGTON - Industrial production rose in August by the most in six months, indicating U.S. manufacturing will contribute more to the expansion. Output at factories, mines and utilities climbed … more
As the redevelopment of Garden City Center continues, several national retailers have opted to open locations there, the center’s managing company announced Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August climbed to 9.1 percent, an increase from 8.9 percent in July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Mattel Inc., the world’s largest toymaker, placed the most items on an annual industry list that tries to predict the hottest gifts for the holiday season. more
Manufacturing in the United States expanded more than forecast in August to the fastest pace since June 2011, a sign the sector will contribute more to the expansion in the second half of the year. more
The University of Rhode Island generated $726 million in statewide economic activity, supported an estimated 8,200 jobs and provided approximately $392 million in wages in fiscal 2012, according to a report released Wednesday by the URI Foundation. more
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