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There have been several theories floating around for why the Federal Reserve won’t raise rates in September: oil at $40 a barrel means there’s no inflation; the volatility in global markets; falling commodity prices suggest a global slowdown is a risk that might become more likely if China's growth falters. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation has completed an accelerated round of inspections of 230 bridges deemed structurally deficient by federal standards. more
There are more than 300 state occupational-skills training programs in Rhode Island aimed at putting the unemployed back to work. Despite their number, however, those programs have not been enough to turn around the unemployment problem … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force met for the first time last month to begin work on a statewide strategy to prevent and treat drug addiction and reverse the rising tide of overdose deaths in … more
NORTH KINGSTOWN – The R.I. Department of Transportation assumed the operation and maintenance of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station last week, opting to save money by not renewing a private contract for the services. The change … more
BOSTON – Three construction companies have agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve allegations in Massachusetts that they falsely certified compliance with equal opportunity requirements on public construction contracts, Attorney General Maura … more
Within the 39 Rhode Island cities and towns there are 22 different sets of rules for wetlands development. The individual principles at the municipal level have largely been shaped by decades' worth of disagreements and compromise between … more
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center and R.I. Commerce Corporation have formed a partnership that will feature a NUWC employee on a two-year assignment at the commerce offices in an effort to strengthen the state economy through the defense and ocean technology sectors. more
An ongoing disagreement between the Rhode Island attorney general and the state’s health insurance commissioner regarding a recently approved 10.4 percent rate increase for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has landed in Superior Court. more
Three global banks are in danger of losing their ability to manage pension funds in the U.S., as the Department of Labor wrestles with how to hold financial institutions accountable for criminal misconduct. more
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