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Democrats closed out a marathon sit-in on the U.S. House floor Thursday afternoon after 25 hours of emotionally charged speeches demanding action on gun control, but they insisted their protests would continue in other forms. more
The Port of Davisville will receive a $625,000 federal grant to expand capacity for imports and exports including automobiles, cargo and offshore wind components. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
(Updated 2:48 p.m.) U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin joined a sit-in demonstration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis to demand action on gun violence. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for U.S. growth this year, urging the Federal Reserve to lean toward modestly overshooting its inflation target in considering whether the economy can handle higher interest rates. more
If you haven’t been following the Obamacare news recently -- and given how much else has been going on, there’s a good chance you haven’t -- then you may have missed the news that insurers’ rate-increase requests for 2017 are quite large. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy would show clear signs of improvement. more
(Updated 4:05 p.m.) Two key members of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s team are leaving to pursue new opportunities. Chief of Staff Stephen S. Neuman is leaving his position Friday to join Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Communications Director Joy Fox will leave in early July to work with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin as his senior adviser. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management said that the Ocean State Alliance Team, a team of Rhode Island-based wastewater treatment operators, won the regional “Operator Challenge” contest, which was held during the New England Water Environment Association’s annual conference earlier this month. more
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