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Rhode Island’s only landfill, in Johnston, is on track to be filled by 2038. The big question facing the state is: Then what? more
MIDDLETOWN – Congressional, Pentagon and defense-industry leaders will gather in Newport in September for an event focused on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. more
BOSTON – State officials say they have uncovered an unemployment-insurance scheme involving nearly 600 fraudulent claims, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Division of Insurance last week rejected a rate request that Attorney General Martha Coakley said would have cost homeowners an additional $16 million in policy premiums. more
Bank of America Corp. failed to win dismissal of two government lawsuits in which it’s accused of misleading investors about the quality of loans tied to $850 million in residential mortgage-backed securities. more
Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
U.S. regulators are studying whether restrictions on marijuana should be eased, a step toward decriminalizing the drug at the federal level. more
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Providence’s “BBB” credit outlook from stable to positive to reflect Mayor Angel Taveras’ efforts to improve the city’s fiscal management practices and general fund balance, Taveras’ administration announced Friday. more
Town selectmen have contracted Considine & Furey to help bring a resort casino to Somerset, agreeing to pay the Boston law firm 25 percent of first-year sums from licensed gaming, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported. more
More than half the people who bought insurance through new Obamacare exchanges were previously uninsured, according to a survey that runs counter to reports earlier this year. more
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