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An investor in two large Bay State health care companies involved in separate mergers said he doesn’t expect the U.S. Treasury’s recently announced measures aimed at cracking down on corporate tax inversions to derail those plans, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
The share of mortgage lending to minority borrowers fell to at least a 14-year low as U.S. regulators struggle to ease credit to blacks and Hispanics shut out of the housing recovery. more
STEAMengine, a program being developed by the R.I. Commerce Corporation, has won a $1.57 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help boost the state's economy and help it diversify. more
A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to foster startups, creating more than 100 jobs. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue did not mince words when discussing the state’s revenue performance in August, saying it was “like pushing a wet noodle.” more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
A web gaming and video-based study being done at Rhode Island Hospital on teen dating violence has obtained $791,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice. more
Massachusetts is anticipating a $500 million Medicaid-funding shortfall once the federal government’s fiscal calendar comes to a close Sept. 30, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
August’s unemployment rate in Rhode Island remained at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the month before, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
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