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A Banco Santander SA unit will pay almost $25 million to two U.S. states, Massachusetts and Delaware, to resolve a joint investigation into predatory subprime auto loans that resulted in buyers owing thousands of dollars more than their cars were worth - the first such accord in the country. more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday reached a settlement with R.I. Commerce Corp., stemming from allegations that the state defrauded investors when issuing a 2010 municipal bond offering to finance the now-defunct video game company 38 Studios LLC. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said challenges remain in the U.S. labor market, including concentrations of elevated joblessness in poor and minority communities, as she pushed for better education and training so the economy works for all Americans. more
Women & Infants Hospital will receive $11 million in funding over five years through the National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant program to boost research related to women’s reproductive health. more
The Republicans' failed attempt to enact the American Health Care Act had at least one result: fake news suffered a very real loss. more
Thanks to a $25,000 federal grant, University of Rhode Island engineering students will design and make prosthetic hands and arms for amputees in Colombia. more
Total general revenue cash collections rose 1 percent when comparing the fiscal year-over-fiscal year period through February, but fell 7.1 percent when comparing February with February 2016, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
Chessawanock Island Oysters on Station Street recently received $75,000 in financing from the South Eastern Economic Development Corp. using R.I. Commerce Corp. funds and a Small Business Association Micro Loan that will allow it to expand from three to five acres in Narragansett Bay, buy additional farming equipment, and create four more jobs. more
(Updated 4:38 p.m.) The Rhode Island business community is brimming with optimism as it relates to the future of the state’s economy, according to a real-time survey conducted at the Santander Bank and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual economic outlook breakfast on Tuesday. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. board on Monday approved up to $3.3 million in tax credits for eMoney Advisor LLC, a Pennsylvania-based firm that plans to open an office downtown and hire 100 full-time employees by 2020. more
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